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Unleashing potential
Annual Report 2007
OPENING UP POSSIBILITIES
Level 8 (South Wing), Menara TM
Jalan Pantai Baharu, 50672 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
(128740-P)
www.tm.com.my
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
Group Corporate Communications
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD (128740-P)
Unleashing potential...
Annual Report 2007
About the cover
Unleashing Potential...
...Creating Value
In everything there lies a seed, which has the capacity to
be something better. However, to truly effect transformation
something more than a mere stimulus is required. That
something is a focus, a mission, a goal. To get there one
must have deep understanding of one’s true potential. Only
then can that potential be recognised and then unleashed.
Creating Value
Change is good. It is driven by a desire for improvement. It
is powered by excellence. It banishes complacency and
apathy with creativity and energy. It inspires people to push
further and become something better. It gives potential a
chance to be unleashed. But best of all, it rewrites the
written, removes obstacles and destroys barriers.
Change is the herald of new beginnings, allowing for the
opening up of possibilities and the unleashing of potential
towards the creation of value.
pau•a [pou-uh]–noun
Paua or paua is the Maori name given to three species
of large edible sea snails, marine gastropod molluscs,
which belong to the family Haliotidae (genus Haliotis).
New Zealand’s most well-known paua species is Haliotis
Iris. It is also the most common species, growing up to 18
cm in length. What sets it apart is its distinctive iridescent
colour.
A Unique Creature
The Paua is possibly one of nature’s most enigmatic
of creatures. To the ordinary eye it is a large mollusc
that spends its existence unobtrusively nibbling away
at seaweed. The Paua is in fact a highly sought-after
delicacy, its iridescent shell stunningly beautiful and
radiant, equally so its rare and unique blue pearl.
When it comes to the humble Paua, the surface belies
what lies underneath.
A Unique Company
TM has been instrumental in the development of
Malaysia since its early days as The Department of
Telecommunications. As a Company, we are now the
nation’s largest telecommunications provider, and
more. From having the largest fibre-optic network to
offering a diverse portfolio of products and services,
TM is a name everyone knows. Going beyond
connectivity, we permeate nearly every strata of
society through our educational, corporate, community
and social roles. Having spread our wings beyond
our shores, we are now one of Asia’s leading
telecommunication companies.
Corporate
Framework
Performance
Review
Corporate Profile
14
The Demerger Proposition
17
TM Group Products & Services
20
Milestones Over Two Centuries
Media Milestones In 2007
2007 Corporate Events
Leadership
Five-Year Group
Financial Highlights
52
54
22
Simplified Group
Balance Sheets & Group
Segmental Analysis
24
Group Quarterly Performance
26
Accountability
Profile Of Directors
70
Group Senior Management
76
Statement On
Corporate Governance
Chairman’s Statement
126
Malaysia Business
148
134
Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad
Achieving Business Objectives
By Improving Enterprise Risk
Management (ERM) Execution
103
Group Chief Executive
Officer’s Statement
56
Code Of Business Ethics
106
Group Financial Review
57
Additional Compliance Information 108
38
Business & Other Statistics
64
Audit Committee Report
114
Corporate Information
42
66
44
Directors Statement
On Internal Control
121
Group Corporate Structure
Statement & Distribution
Of Value Added
Group Organisation Structure
46
Enhancing Value To Our Providers
Of Capital
47
51-66
67-86
87-124
125-143
Financial
Statements
Key
Initiatives
88
TM Awards & Recognition 2007
14-50
Business
Review
Perspective
214
158
Building Enduring Customer
Relationships
International Operations
– Global Cable Services,
International Investments
& Presence
166
184
Fostering A Nation Through
Capacity Building
218
Gearing Human Capital
Towards Business Excellence
224
TM Ventures
– International And Domestic
Infrastructure & Trunk
Fibre Optic Network
186
202
Building Capabilities Through
Development And Learning
230
Towards Greater Innovation
234
Asian Economies And The
Telecommunications
Sector: Review & Outlook
204
Occupational Safety, Health
And Environment (OSHE)
238
Corporate Responsibility
240
144-210
211-250
Other
Information
Shareholding Statistics
413
List Of Top 30 Shareholders
414
Authorised And
Issued Share Capital
416
Net Book Value
Of Land & Buildings
418
Usage Of Properties
419
Group Directory
420
Glossary
429
Proxy Form
•••
251-430
Contents
OUR VISION
Our vision is to be the Communications Company
of choice – focused on delivering Exceptional Value
to our customers and other stakeholders.
Annual Report 2007
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
(128740-P)
OUR MISSION
Notice Of Annual General Meeting
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To achieve our vision, we are determined to do the
following:
Statement Accompanying The
Notice Of Annual General Meeting
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Financial Calendar
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• Be the recognised leader in all markets we serve
• Be a customer-focused organisation that
provides one-stop total solutions
• Build enduring relationships based on trust
with our customers and partners
• Generate shareholder value by seizing
opportunities in Asia Pacific and other selected
regional markets
• Be the employer of choice that inspires
performance excellence
Notice of Annual General Meeting
Date:
17 April 2008, Thursday
Time:
10.00 a.m.
Venue:
Multi Purpose Hall, Menara TM, Jalan Pantai Baharu
50672 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
251
CHAIRMAN’S STATEMENT
General Meeting
Notice of Annual
Notice of Annual General Meeting
1.
rd
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(ii)
To receive the Audited Financial Statements for the financial year
ended 31 December 2007 together with the Reports of the Directors
and Auditors thereon.
(Ordinary Resolution 1)
2.
To declare a final gross dividend of 22 sen per share (less 26%
Malaysian Income Tax) in respect of the financial year ended 31
December 2007.
(Ordinary Resolution 2)
3.
To re-elect Datuk Zalekha Hassan who was appointed to the Board
during the year and retire pursuant to Article 98(2) of the Company’s
Articles of Association.
(Ordinary Resolution 3)
4.
MEETING OF THE
To re-elect the following Directors, who retire by rotation pursuant to
Article 103 of the Company’s Articles of Association:-
COMPANY WILL BE
(i)
Dato’ Ir Dr Abdul Rahim Daud
(ii)
YB Datuk Nur Jazlan Tan Sri Mohamed (Ordinary Resolution 5)
“THAT in accordance with paragraph 10.09 of the Listing Requirements of Bursa Malaysia
Securities Berhad (Bursa Securities), approval be and is hereby given for Telekom Malaysia
Berhad (the Company) and/or its subsidiaries to enter into recurrent related party transactions of
a revenue or trading nature as set out in APPENDIX I of the Circular to Shareholders despatched
together with the Company’s 2007 Annual Report, which are necessary for the day-to-day
operations provided such transactions are entered into in the ordinary course of business of the
Company and/or its subsidiaries, are carried out on an arm’s length basis, on terms not more
favourable to the related party than those generally available to the public and are not
detrimental to the minority shareholders of the Company (Proposed New Shareholders’ Mandate);
NOTICE IS HEREBY
GIVEN THAT THE
TWENTY-THIRD (23RD)
ANNUAL GENERAL
HELD ON THURSDAY,
(iii) Dato’ Azman Mokhtar
17 APRIL 2008
AT 10:00 A.M., AT
MENARA TM,
(Ordinary Resolution 6)
To approve the payment of Directors’ fees of RM720,492.91 for the
financial year ended 31 December 2007.
(Ordinary Resolution 7)
6.
To re-appoint Messrs. PricewaterhouseCoopers having consented
to act as Auditors of the Company for the financial year ending
31 December 2008 and to authorise the Directors to fix their
remuneration.
(Ordinary Resolution 8)
JALAN PANTAI BAHARU,
50672 KUALA LUMPUR,
THAT such approval shall continue to be in full force and effect until:
the expiration of the period within which the Company’s next Annual General Meeting is
required to be held under Section 143(1) of the Companies Act, 1965 (but shall not extend to
such extension as may be allowed under Section 143(2) of the Companies Act, 1965; or
(c)
revoked or varied by resolution passed by the shareholders of the Company at a general
meeting,
AS SPECIAL BUSINESS
7.
(i)
(iii) Proposed Amendments to the Articles of Association of the Company
“THAT the Articles of Association of the Company be and are hereby altered, modified, added and
deleted in the form and manner as set out in APPENDIX II of the Circular to Shareholders
despatched together with the Company’s 2007 Annual Report.
Authority under Section 132D of the Companies Act, 1965 for
the Directors to allot and issue shares
“THAT pursuant to Section 132D of the Companies Act, 1965
(the Act), full authority be and is hereby given to the Directors
to issue shares in the capital of the Company at any time until
the conclusion of the next Annual General Meeting and upon
such terms and conditions and for such purposes as the
Directors may, in their absolute discretion, deem fit provided
that the aggregate number of shares to be issued, does not
exceed 10% of the issued share capital of the Company for the
time being, subject always to the approvals of the relevant
regulatory authorities, where such approval is necessary.”
(Ordinary Resolution 9)
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
(b)
AND THAT the Board of Directors of the Company be and is hereby authorised to complete and
do all such acts, deeds and things (including executing such documents under the common seal
in accordance with the provisions of the Articles of Association of the Company, as may be
required) to give effect to the Proposed New Shareholders’ Mandate.” (Ordinary Resolution 10)
To consider and if thought fit, to pass the following Resolutions:-
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the conclusion of the next Annual General Meeting of the Company at which time the
authority will lapse, unless the authority is renewed by a resolution passed at such general
meeting;
whichever is earlier;
MALAYSIA, FOR THE
FOLLOWING PURPOSES:-
(a)
(Ordinary Resolution 4)
5.
MULTI PURPOSE HALL,
Proposed New Shareholders’ Mandate for Recurrent Related Party Transactions of a Revenue
or Trading Nature
AND THAT the Board of Directors of the Company be and is hereby authorised to do all such
acts, deeds and things as are necessary and/or expedient in order to give full effect to the
Proposed Amendments to the Articles with full powers to assent to any conditions, modifications
and/or amendments as may be required by any relevant authorities."
(Special Resolution)
8.
To transact any other business of the Company of which due notice has been received.
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
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Notice of Annual General Meeting
FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT a Depositor shall be eligible to attend this meeting only in
respect of:(a)
Shares deposited into the Depositor’s Securities Account before 12:30 p.m. on 8 April 2008
(in respect of shares which are exempted from Mandatory Deposit);
(b)
Shares transferred into the Depositor’s Securities Account before 4:00 p.m. on 8 April 2008
(in respect of Ordinary Transfer); and
(c)
Shares bought on the Bursa Securities on a cum entitlement basis according to the Rules of the
Bursa Securities.
Notice of Annual General Meeting
NOTES:
1.
A Member entitled to attend and vote at
the Meeting is entitled to appoint a proxy
to attend and vote in his/her stead. A Proxy
need not be a Member of the Company
and the provisions of Section 149(1)(b) of
the Act shall not apply to the Company.
5.
A corporation which is a Member, may by
resolution of its Directors or other
governing body authorise such person as
it thinks fit to act as its representative at
the Meeting, in accordance with Article 92
of the Company's Articles of Association.
2.
A Member shall not be entitled to appoint
more than two (2) proxies to attend and
vote at the Meeting provided that where a
Member of the Company is an authorised
nominee as defined in accordance with the
provisions of the Securities Industry
(Central Depositories) Act, 1991, it may
appoint at least one (1) proxy but not more
than two (2) proxies in respect of each
securities account it holds with ordinary
shares in the Company standing to the
credit of the said securities account.
6.
The instrument appointing the proxy
together with the duly registered power of
attorney referred to in Note 4 above, if
any, must be deposited at the office of
the Share Registrars, Tenaga Koperat Sdn
Bhd, G-01 Ground Floor, Plaza Permata,
Jalan Kampar, Off Jalan Tun Razak,
50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia not less
than 48 hours before the time appointed
for holding the Meeting or any
adjournment thereof, or, in the case of a
poll, not less than 24 hours before the
time appointed for the taking of the poll.
Shareholders are reminded that pursuant to the Securities Industry (Central Depositories) (Amendment
No. 2) Act, 1998 (SICDA) which came into force on 1 November 1998, all shares not deposited with Bursa
Malaysia Depository Sdn Bhd (Bursa Depository) by 12:30 p.m. on 1 December 1998 and not exempted from
Mandatory Deposit, have been transferred to the Minister of Finance (MOF). Accordingly, the person eligible
to attend this Meeting for such undeposited shares will be the MOF.
NOTICE ON ENTITLEMENT AND PAYMENT OF FINAL DIVIDEND
NOTICE IS ALSO HEREBY GIVEN THAT subject to the approval of Members at the 23rd Annual General
Meeting to be held on 17 April 2008, a final dividend of 22 sen (less 26% Malaysian Income Tax) for the
financial year ended 31 December 2007 will be paid on 15 May 2008 to Depositors whose names appear in
the Record of Depositors on 24 April 2008.
FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT a Depositor shall qualify for entitlement to the dividends only in
respect of:
(a)
Shares deposited into the Depositor’s Securities Account before 12:30 p.m. on 22 April 2008
(in respect of shares which are exempted from Mandatory Deposit);
(b)
Shares transferred into the Depositor’s Securities Account before 4:00 p.m. on 24 April 2008
(in respect of Ordinary Transfers); and
(c)
Shares bought on the Bursa Securities on a cum entitlement basis according to the Rules of the
Bursa Securities.
Shareholders are reminded that pursuant to SICDA, all shares not deposited with Bursa Depository by
12:30 p.m. on 1 December 1998 and not exempted from Mandatory Deposit, have been transferred to the
MOF. Accordingly, the dividend for such undeposited shares will be paid to MOF.
By Order of the Board
Wang Cheng Yong (MAICSA 0777702)
Zaiton Ahmad (MAICSA 7011681)
Secretaries
Kuala Lumpur
26 March 2008
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ANNUAL REPORT 2007
3.
4.
Where a Member appoints two (2)
proxies, the appointments shall be invalid
unless the proportion of the holding to be
represented by each proxy is specified.
The instrument appointing a proxy shall
be in writing under the hand of the
appointer or his attorney duly appointed
under a power of attorney or if such
appointer is a corporation, either under
its common seal or under the hand of an
officer or attorney duly appointed under a
power of attorney. If the Proxy Form is
signed under the hand of an officer duly
authorised, it should be accompanied by
a statement reading "signed as authorised
officer under an Authorisation Document
which is still in force, no notice of
revocation have been received". If the Proxy
Form is signed under the attorney duly
appointed under a power of attorney, it
should be accompanied by a statement
reading "signed under a Power of Attorney
which is still in force, no notice of
revocation have been received". A copy of
the Authorisation Document or the Power
of Attorney, which should be valid in
accordance with the laws of the
jurisdiction in which it was created and is
exercised, should be enclosed with the
Proxy Form.
Detailed information on the proposed new
shareholders’ mandate is set out in
Appendix I of the Circular to Shareholders
despatched together with the Company’s
2007 Annual Report.
(iii) The proposed Special Resolution, if
passed, will bring the Articles of
Association of the Company in line with
the recent amendments of the Listing
Requirements of Bursa Securities, the
provisions of the Capital Markets and
Services Act, 2007 as well as for better
clarity and administrative efficiency.
Detailed information on the proposed
amendments to the Articles of
Association of the Company is set out in
Appendix II of the Circular to
Shareholders despatched together with
the Company’s 2007 Annual Report.
EXPLANATORY NOTES ON SPECIAL BUSINESS
(i)
The proposed Ordinary Resolution 9, if
passed, will give the Directors of the
Company authority to issue and allot
shares for such purposes as the
Directors in their absolute discretion
consider to be in the interest of the
Company, without having to convene a
general meeting. This authority unless
revoked or varied by the Company in a
general meeting, will expire at the next
Annual General Meeting of the Company.
(ii) The proposed Ordinary Resolution 10, if
passed, will authorise the Company
and/or its subsidiaries to enter into
recurrent related party transactions with
related parties in the ordinary course of
business which are necessary for the
Group's day-to-day operations and are on
terms not more favourable to the related
parties than those generally available to
the public and shall lapse at the
conclusion of the next Annual General
Meeting unless authority for its renewal
is obtained from shareholders of the
Company at a general meeting.
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
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Notice Of Annual General Meeting
23
rd
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The following are Directors retiring pursuant to Article 98(2) and Article 103 of the
Company’s Articles of Association:Article 98(2): Retirement after appointment to fill casual vacancy
1.
Datuk Zalekha Hassan
Article 103: Retirement by rotation
1.
Dato’ Ir Dr Abdul Rahim Daud
2.
YB Datuk Nur Jazlan Tan Sri Mohamed
3.
Dato’ Azman Mokhtar
The respective profiles of the above Directors are set out in the Profile of the Board of
Directors on pages 72 to 74 inclusive, of this Annual Report. Their securities holdings in
the Company and its related corporation are disclosed on page 413 of this Annual Report.
Note:
Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, the Director/Group Chief Executive Officer who is due for
retirement by rotation pursuant to Article 103 of the Company’s Articles of Association at
this 23rd Annual General Meeting, has indicated his intention not to seek re-election as a
Director of the Company. Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid shall therefore, retire as a Director upon
the conclusion of the 23rd Annual General Meeting. However, he shall remain as the
Group Chief Executive Officer of the Company.
8 May 2007
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Declaration of a special dividend of 65 sen
per share (less 26% Malaysian Income Tax)
for the financial year ended 31 December
2007.
18 January 2008
22nd AGM followed by the Extraordinary
General Meeting (EGM) of the Company.
Date of entitlement to the special dividend
of 65 sen per share (less 26% Malaysian
Income Tax) for the financial year ended
31 December 2007.
14 May 2007
31 January 2008
Date of entitlement to the final dividend of
30 sen per share (less 27% Malaysian
Income Tax) for the financial year ended
31 December 2006.
Date of payment of the special dividend of
65 sen per share (less 26% Malaysian
Income Tax) for the financial year ended
31 December 2007.
12 June 2007
Date of payment of the final dividend of
30 sen per share (less 27% Malaysian
Income Tax) for the financial year ended
31 December 2006.
20 February 2008
26 July 2007
26 February 2008
Announcement of the unaudited
consolidated results for the 2nd quarter
ended 30 June 2007 and the declaration of
an interim dividend of 26 sen per share
(less 27% Malaysian Income Tax) for the
financial year ended 31 December 2007.
20 August 2007
Issuance of Notice of EGM.
Announcement of the audited consolidated
results and the proposed final dividend of
22 sen per share (less 26% Malaysian
Income Tax) for the financial year ended
31 December 2007.
24 April 2008
Date of entitlement to the interim dividend
of 26 sen per share (less 27% Malaysian
Income Tax) for the financial year ended
31 December 2007.
6 March 2008
EGM of the Company.
Date of entitlement to the final dividend of
22 sen per share (less 26% Malaysian
Income Tax) for the financial year ended
31 December 2007.
4 September 2007
26 March 2008
15 May 2008
Date of payment of the interim dividend of
26 sen per share (less 27% Malaysian
Income Tax) for the financial year ended
31 December 2007.
Issuance of Notice of the 23rd AGM
together with the Annual Report for the
financial year ended 31 December 2007
and Circular to Shareholders.
Date of payment of the final dividend of
22 sen per share (less 26% Malaysian
Income Tax) for the financial year ended
31 December 2007.
7 November 2007
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
10 December 2007
Financial
DIRECTORS RANKING FOR RETIREMENT AND RE-ELECTION AT THE
Announcement of the audited consolidated
results and the proposed final dividend of
30 sen per share (less 27% Malaysian
Income Tax) for the financial year ended
31 December 2006.
Calendar
Statement Accompanying The
23 February 2007
Announcement of the unaudited
consolidated results for the 3rd quarter
ended 30 September 2007.
17 April 2008
23rd AGM of the Company.
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
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Corporate
Framework
CORPORATE PROFILE
14
THE DEMERGER PROPOSITION
17
TM GROUP PRODUCTS
AND SERVICES
20
MILESTONES OVER
TWO CENTURIES
22
MEDIA MILESTONES IN 2007
24
2007 CORPORATE EVENTS
26
TM AWARDS AND
RECOGNITION 2007
38
CORPORATE INFORMATION
42
GROUP CORPORATE STRUCTURE
44
GROUP ORGANISATION
STRUCTURE
46
ENHANCING VALUE TO
PROVIDERS OF CAPITAL
47
Corporate Profile
Profile
Corporate
Corporate
Framework
As an integrated telecommunications
company, TM offers a comprehensive
range of communication services and
solutions in fixed line, data, mobile and
Internet, and multimedia. Supporting
this extensive range of products and
services is a world-class
communications infrastructure,
spanning the entire country and going
beyond Malaysian shores. In facilitating
regional and international
telecommunications, TM has in place an
extensive combination of satellite,
terrestrial and submarine fibre-optic
cable systems to deliver both domestic
and international data services.
In August 2006, TM implemented the
second phase of its corporate reorganisation that saw the creation of a
Strategic Business Unit called Malaysia
Business to consolidate all domestic
fixed services and align businesses with
a common agenda. Incorporating TM
Retail, TM Wholesale and TM Net Sdn
FROM ITS EARLY DAYS AS THE MALAYAN TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT IN
1946, TM CHARTED A GROWTH PATH THAT SAW ITS CORPORATISATION IN 1987, INITIAL
PUBLIC OFFERING AND LISTING ON BURSA SECURITIES IN 1990, ITS EVOLUTION AS A
COMPANY WITH A RECORD FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE IN ITS COUNTRY OF DOMICILE
AS WELL AS AN EXPANDING FOOTPRINT IN ASIA AND ELSEWHERE, AND THE LAUNCH
OF A NEW BRAND IDENTITY IN 2005. OVER THE YEARS, TM HAS EVOLVED TO BECOME
THE LARGEST INTEGRATED TELECOMMUNICATIONS SOLUTIONS PROVIDER IN MALAYSIA
AND ONE OF ASIA’S LEADING COMMUNICATIONS COMPANIES. TM’S SUCCESS AND
GROWTH HAS BEEN REMARKABLE, GIVEN THE HIGHLY-COMPETITIVE ENVIRONMENT
IN WHICH IT OPERATES. WITH A CURRENT GROUP STAFF STRENGTH IN EXCESS OF
36,000 WITH OPERATIONS AND INTERESTS IN 13 COUNTRIES, TM IS FOCUSED ON
BEING A RECOGNISED LEADER IN ALL ITS MARKETS, DELIVERING EXCEPTIONAL VALUE
TO ITS CUSTOMERS AND ACHIEVING SUSTAINABLE GROWTH IN BOTH LOCAL AND
INTERNATIONAL MARKETS.
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Bhd, Malaysia Business focuses on
TM’s fixed line and data, as well as
Internet and multimedia businesses.
As at 31 December 2007, TM’s fixed
services customers stood at 5.7 million,
inclusive of fixed line, Internet and
multimedia.
TM’s mobile arm, Celcom (Malaysia)
Berhad (Celcom), is Malaysia’s premier
mobile communications provider.
Celcom has steadily made its presence
felt in the market through its
innovations, which have raised industry
standards and provided product and
service benchmarks in the country.
Celcom was the first mobile operator in
Malaysia to launch 3G services
commercially. Leveraging on its
partnership with Vodafone, Celcom
launched the Vodafone Mobile Connect
3G Broadband (HSDPA) data card and
Blackberry by Vodafone which extends
the product offerings to its growing
subscriber base. The Company also
launched PowerTools for the enterprise
market, formed an alliance with online
search engine Google, and joined hands
with Maybank to introduce Malaysia’s
first mobile financial services, the
Maybank2u Mobile Service. As at 31
December 2007, Celcom’s customer
base stood at 7.2 million.
million as at end of 2007. Apart from
Malaysia, TM has nine key markets
within Asia: Indonesia, Singapore,
Cambodia, Thailand, Bangladesh,
Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka and Iran,
with businesses focusing mainly on the
mobile segment. TM’s investment
philosophy is to play an active role in its
international operations (where it has
management control), with the aim of
building value in its investments by
hiring and developing local talents,
sharing expertise, knowledge and best
practices, contributing to infrastructure
development in the countries in which it
has investments, as well as providing
opportunities for wealth creation among
the local population. Evidence of this
can be found in the highly-successful
listing of TM’s pioneer investment in Sri
Lanka, Dialog Telekom Limited (Dialog)
on the Colombo Stock Exchange in July
2005. With a market capitalisation
exceeding US$1 billion. Dialog was the
largest Initial Public Offering in Sri
Lanka’s corporate history. The
successful listing of Dialog provided the
opportunity for local ownership of a
well-run company and the sharing of
the Company’s wealth with the Sri
Lankan public. Dialog continues to lead
the mobile industry in Sri Lanka with a
market share of more than 60%.
In its quest for future and sustainable
growth, TM is focused on continued
regional expansion in markets closer to
home. Today, TM is an emerging leader
in Asian communications with
operations and interests in the region
and globally. Together with its mobile
operations in Malaysia, TM’s regional
mobile customer base stood at 39.8
Complementing its investment forays
abroad, the international arm of TM’s
wholesale business, TM Global, provides
a wide array of voice, international
bandwidth, IP and data services capacity
across six continents, namely Asia,
Europe, the Americas, Oceania, Middle
East and Africa. In the ASEAN region,
TM Global has business tie-ups and
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
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Corporate
Corporate
Framework
Framework
Corporate Profile
• FixedCo (TM) – This entity would
retain TM’s domestic interests in
fixed-line voice, data and broadband
and other non-telecommunication
related services under TM Ventures.
• RegionCo (TM International) – This
entity would include all TM’s mobile
and overseas operations under TM
International, and domestic mobile
operations under Celcom (Malaysia)
Berhad. The demerged entity would
then seek a separate listing.
This move would create two leading
communication companies, each clearly
focused on its own core business or
core competency. One will be positioned
as a champion of regional mobile
services, and the other a leader in
domestic fixed services including highspeed broadband.
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As a leading Company, TM remains
committed to the principles of
Corporate Responsibility through its
various stakeholder activities and
projects, significantly contributing
towards the national agenda and the
communities where it has a presence.
In this, TM is driven by a belief that
good Corporate Responsibility is a
fundamental tenet of good Corporate
Governance. Besides running a
sustainable enterprise in line with
international best practices, TM fulfils
its corporate responsibility towards the
community via three major platforms,
i.e. education, sports development and
community and nation-building. In
Education, TM has invested considerably
in establishing and growing the
internationally-recognised Multimedia
University into one of the top private
universities in Malaysia with more than
20,000 students enrolled in 2007.
As part of capacity-building, TM
provides scholarships to deserving
students. More than 10,000 graduates
have benefited from TM scholarships
since 1994. On the Sports Development
front, TM is involved in the promotion
and strengthening of football at all
levels, while under the Community and
Nation-Building platform, the Group
contributes towards causes that bring
tangible benefits to society and the
nation at large.
On September 28, 2007, TM’s Board of Directors
approved the proposal for a strategic demerger
exercise which was designed to lay the
foundations for the Group’s continued success.
A year before, TM had begun to address the
performance issues of its domestic fixed-line
business which was facing revenue decline, and its
mobile operations in Malaysia, which suffered from
intense competition. A Performance Improvement
Programme (PIP) was launched to improve
operational efficiencies at all levels in August 2006.
TM executed a number of programmes to bring
about real and positive change – from the top, to
the front-liners, by way of employee-engagement
and productivity-enhancement exercises. Under
PIP, TM also undertook a restructuring exercise to
consolidate and strengthen its domestic operations
under a new Strategic Business Unit called
Malaysia Business whose team would focus on
arresting fixed-line revenue decline and maximise
operational synergies across the organisation.
The PIP initiatives resulted in an enhanced
performance of TM’s core businesses in fixed and
mobile operations and demonstrated that a
sharper focus on each core competency would
yield desired results. Demerger to further
rationalise both operations was inevitable as the
next step. The proposition was to demerge TM’s
operations into two separate legal entities –
FixedCo (TM) and RegionCo (TM International) –
each with its own leadership and teams and
growth strategies independent of one another, with
the ultimate objective being to improve operational
excellence and deliver better shareholder value.
FixedCo would retain the listed TM’s domestic
interests in fixed-line voice, data and broadband
and other non-core services under TM Ventures.
RegionCo, on the other hand, would group TM’s
regional mobile operations under TM International,
and domestic mobile operations under Celcom,
and pursue listing status as a separate entity.
Both companies would have the freedom to chart
their own growth while standing on their individual
merits with distinct investment-value propositions.
Facts at a Glance
HSBB – The Next Generation
To propel Malaysia into a digital
economy
RM15.2 billion
• A
project over 10 years in partnership
with the Government of Malaysia
2.2 million
• To connect
premises with high-speed Internet
access
• To help achieve the national
50%
household
objective of
broadband penetration by 2010
TM’s aspirations were for FixedCo to focus on
growing the domestic broadband market even as it
continued to boost performance for fixed voice and
data. In this regard, FixedCo was to collaborate
with the Government of Malaysia to roll out high
speed broadband (HSBB) services. While FixedCo
was well positioned as a leader in the domestic
market, RegionCo would emerge as a regional
mobile champion leveraging on its assets and
expanding and increasing its footprint across Asia
and other emerging markets.
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The Demerger
Meanwhile, on 28 September 2007,
TM proposed to undertake a demerger
exercise to separate its mobile and
fixed businesses currently managed as
one, into two business entities as follows:
On 10 December 2007, TM unveiled the
final terms of the demerger which
would ensure the Group continued to
derive greater shareholder value from
both businesses, and ultimately benefit
all its stakeholder communities.
Proposition
arrangements with telcos in Singapore,
Philippines, Brunei, Indonesia, Thailand,
Myanmar, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.
TM Global has also set up Global IP
Nodes in Singapore, Hong Kong, Japan,
UK, US, Netherlands, Egypt, Bahrain
and Indonesia, while Sri Lanka and
Pakistan Global IP Nodes were in
progress in 2007.
Corporate
Framework
The Demerger Proposition
The Demerger Proposition
THE METAMORPHOSIS
DEMERGER TRANSACTION STEPS
1.
The first step involves an internal restructuring exercise which
will group all TM's mobile and overseas businesses under TM
International;
Demerger Transaction Step 1:
Internal Restructuring / Asset Transfers
Objective – To group all mobile assets under TMI, and to ensure
ownership of fixed business under TM
2.
The second step sees the separation of the fixed-line and mobile
businesses into ‘TM International Group’ and ‘TM Group’.
Demerger Transaction Step 2:
TMI Share Distribution to TM Shareholders
Objective – To distribute shares in TM International to existing
shareholders of TM in the ratio of 1:1, as a result of which, TMI will
cease to be a subsidiary of TM
TMB
Pre-Demerger
Khazanah
TMI
SS
RCPS
3G
MI
TESB
4
3
Celcom
2
TMB
CTX
1
TMI
51%
Fibrecomm
TMB
Post-Demerger
TMI
TESB
Khazanah
MI
Khazanah
MI
51%
SS
RCPS
Fibrecomm
Celcom
CTX
TMB
3G
TMI
All wholly-owned unless otherwise stated
Fibercomm1
1.
to be transferred by Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad
(“Celcom”) to MB for RM33 million (at book value)
2.
Telekom Enterprise Sdn Bhd (“TESB”) to transfer Celcom to TMI
for RM4,677 million (at cost of investment)
3.
Sunshare RCPS2 to be transferred to TMI for RM141 million (at
book value)
4.
TMB to transfer 3G licence to Celcom for RM40 million (at book
value). Consideration is paid by Celcom in cash
5.
Settlement of amount owing from TMI to TMB of RM3,041 million
Notes:
1. Fibrecomm is 51% owned by Celcom via Celcom Transmission (M) Sdn Bhd
(“CTX”). Principally engaged in provision of fibre optic transmission network
service.
2. SunShare Investment Ltd, a jointly-controlled entity with primary investment
in MobileOne Ltd. TMB holds redeemable preference shares (‘RCPS’) in
SunShare with 51% economic interest, notwithstanding its TMB’s 80% equity
interest therein.
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The complex exercise of demerger was
simplified for TM’s key stakeholders by
open and transparent communications
from the onset. Through regular
disclosure and dialogue, TM articulated
the rationale and benefits, and shared
the process and way forward postdemerger plans. Demerger involved
two key stages of transition. The first
stage called for an internal restructuring
exercise to group all TM’s mobile and
businesses under TM International,
while the second stage focused on
separation of the fixed-line and mobile
businesses into ‘TM International
Group’ and ‘TM Group’ respectively.
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Distribution
> Distribution via special dividend on a one share of TMI for
every one share in TM
> This approach has been adopted as it provides the highest
degree of transaction certainly and reduces execution complexity
Listing
> TMI to be listed separately
With the completion of the share distribution, TM International ceases
to be a subsidiary of TM and effectively demerged from TM.
As at end December 2007, the
demerger process was on track and
key deliverables already in place.
The first quarter of 2008 saw regulatory
and compliance activities in progress,
including submissions for approval to
the Malaysian Communications and
Multimedia Commission, the Securities
Commission, Foreign Investment
Committee and Bursa Securities.
TM obtained its shareholders’ approval
to proceed with the demerger exercise
at an Extraordinary General Meeting
(EGM) held on 6 March 2008.
A Demerger Program office headed
by Khairussaleh Ramli was set up to
manage the demerger exercise.
The demerger is targeted for
completion at the end of the second
quarter of 2008, when TM International
is expected to be listed. With that, the
TM Group will effectively move forward
as two different companies, each with
their own value proposition.
TM: MALAYSIA’S LEADING
NEXT GENERATION
COMMUNICATIONS PROVIDER
TM, optimising on its strengths of 95%
and 96% market share in the fixed-line
and broadband businesses respectively,
intends to focus on new business
segments as its growth engine, namely
broadband, global business and
wholesale.
With a commitment to embrace
customer needs through innovation and
execution excellence, TM will capitalise
on consumer demand and growth
opportunities through upstream
partnerships and deploying differentiated
service offerings under High Speed
Broadband in the downstream
consumer segment. It will also focus
on the small-medium enterprise (SME)
market, as well as enhance
international connectivity within the
region to establish Malaysia as a
regional Internet hub and digital
gateway for South-East Asia.
In the long-term, TM will drive HSBB
as an important engine for national
growth.
TM INTERNATIONAL: THE
LEADING MOBILE OPERATOR
IN SOUTH & SOUTH-EAST
ASIA BY 2015
TM International is on a new growth
trajectory by aiming to expand its
footprint beyond the existing 10
countries where TM has a presence
and where the mobile subscriber base
is about 39.8 million. To strengthen its
position in high-growth markets in
South Asia and South-East Asia,
TM International will be considering
strategic collaborations with existing
and new partners especially to facilitate
a mutual exchange of resources,
technology and international best
practices.
TM International has great aspirations
for Celcom to make it a player capable
of contributing significantly to the
growth of TM International across the
region. With its track record and strong
position in mobile operations in
Malaysia, Celcom will anchor TM
International and provide continuing
technological, brand and marketing
leadership through access to product
and service innovations and offerings.
In conclusion, TM Group is determined
to continue its evolution as one of
Malaysia’s foremost companies, by
providing the impetus to the growth of
two companies which will build on
Malaysia’s telecommunications legacy
separately and independently, as well
as achieve prominence at home and
leadership in the region. Demerger is a
strategic exercise whose value
proposition is to deliver tangible benefits
to all TM stakeholders far and wide
with a new vision and renewed energy.
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MALAYSIA BUSINESS
TM RETAIL
Solution Added Services
• Conferencing Services
Access Services
• Business Broadband
i. SOHO
ii. 1IP
iii. 5IP
• 1515
• 1525
• EZnet 1315
• Streamyx
• Streamyx Hotspot
Value Added Services
• Global Roaming
• Corporate Roaming
• Xfilter E-scan
• Online Guard
• Powersurf
• Virus Shield &
Anti-Spamming
• Xfilter Ishield
• X-blocker
Content Services
• Bluehyppo.com
• Netmyne
• Hypp.tv
CELCOM (MALAYSIA) BERHAD
CELCOM CONSUMER PRODUCTS
Celcom Postpaid Mobile Services
• Postpaid Rate Plans
– Normal Postpaid
– Minutes Postpaid
– Family Postpaid
– 1+3 Plan
• Postpaid Data Services
• Postpaid Value Added Services
• 3G Postpaid Services
Celcom Prepaid Mobile Services
• Rate Plans
– Xpax Prepaid (Max, Mid, Lite)
• Promotional/Limited Edition Starter Packs
i.e. Paket Baladewa, Paket Keren Peterpan,
Sikat Pack for Filipinos, UOX, Kenangan
Traffic Minutes
• Public Switched Terminal
Network (PSTN)
• Voice-over Internet Protocol
(VoIP)
• Domestic Interconnect
• International Interconnect
Access Services
• Narrowband (Payphone)
• Broadband (DSL, Fixed, Fixed
Wireless)
Bandwidth Services
• Domestic (Commercial)
i. Narrowband
ii. Broadband
iii. Optical Bandwidth
• Domestic (Regulated)
i. In span
ii. Full span POI
iii. Domestic Network
Transmission Services
• International
i. International Private
Leased Circuit (IPLC)
ii. International Satellite
Services
iii. International VSAT Services
iv. Bandwidth Transit Services
v. Bandwidth Backhaul
Services
vi. Bandwidth Interconnection
Services
Data Services
• Domestic
i. IP Wholesale
ii. Wholesale Ethernet
• International
i. Global IPVPN
ii. Global Managed Services
iii. Global IP Transit
Infra Services
• Tenancy
• Co-Location
• Infrastructure Sharing
Customised Services
• Recovery Work Order
PAKISTAN
• Broadband Internet services
• International bandwidth and data
services
• Long distance and international voice
services
• Dark fibre
• Domestic private leased circuits
• Corporate applications
•
•
•
•
•
INTERNATIONAL ROAMING PRODUCTS
FOR POSTPAID & PREPAID
Postpaid
• International Direct Dialling (Premium IDD,
IDD 131)
• International Roaming (SMS, MMS, 3G Video
Calls, Roam Saver *120*)
Prepaid
• Premium IDD, IDD 131, SMS, MMS
• International Roaming
(SMS, MMS, 3G Video Calls)
BANGLADESH
• Prepaid and postpaid mobile services
• Mobile data services
– Infotainment Services
– SMS Banking
– E reload – Share a fill
– Local Language messaging
– Downloads: Ringtones, Operator logo,
Screen Saver, Picture Message, MMS
content
– Voice Greetings – Fun Dose
– Caller Ring Back Tone
DIALOG TELEKOM PLC (DIALOG)
SRI LANKA
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•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Terindah bersama Samsons, World Cricket
’07 (West Indies) Limited Addition Starter
Pack
Data Services
Value Added Services i.e. 8pax, Airtime
Share
Xpax Bonuses (Every Month Bonus, Birthday
Bonus, Reload Bonus, Stay Active Bonus)
3G Services
Celcom Branded Content (Channel X) i.e.
Music, Movies, Games
TM INTERNATIONAL
(BANGLADESH) LIMITED (TMIB)
Mobile Voice and Data services
3G Mobile services
Broadband Voice and Data services
Internet services
Direct to Home (DTH) satellite TV
services
Satellite Phone services
International Voice and Data services
mCommerce services
Tele-infrastructure and carrier grade
connectivity services
Enterprise Solutions
TELEKOM MALAYSIA
INTERNATIONAL (CAMBODIA)
COMPANY LIMITED (TMIC)
CAMBODIA
• Prepaid and postpaid mobile services
• Mobile data services
– Infotainment services e.g. sports
– Voice SMS, Voicemail
– Downloads: Ringtones, Operator logo,
Screen Saver, Picture Message, MMS
content
CELCOM ENTERPRISE MARKET
PRODUCTS
Business Voice
• Power38
• Business 1+3
• Business Prepaid
• Association Package
Business Data
• Mobile Broadband (BASIC/ADVANCED/PPU)
• BlackBerry® by Vodafone
– BES – BlackBerry® Enterprise Solution
(For Companies)
– BIS – BlackBerry® Internet Solution
(For Individuals)
• Email & Beyond Hosted Microsoft Exchange
Business Solutions
• Telemetry
– Fleet Management
– Remote Meter Reading
• Satellite Voice and Data
• Mobile Fax
• Bulk SMS/EMS
• Data Roaming Packages
TM Group
Data Products
• VPN
• Coins VPN
• Global VPN
• IPVPN
• Metro-E
• Managed Services
TM WHOLESALE
Products &
Services
Voice Products
• Home Line
• Business Line
• Infoblast
• One Number Services
• Malaysia Direct
• iTalk
• TM Calling Card
Application Services
• e-health
• e-secure
• e-biz
• e-hotel
• e-Mall
• e-supply chain
• e-surveillance
• Hosting services
• Webmail
MULTINET PAKISTAN (PRIVATE)
LIMITED (MULTINET)
Corporate
Framework
wide coverage
PT EXCELCOMINDO PRATAMA
TBK (XL)
INDONESIA
• Prepaid and postpaid mobile services
• Mobile data services
– Corporate Push Email e.g.
BlackBerry® and Microsoft Push
Email
– Consumer Push Email branded
XLMobileMail
– Location based services
– E voucher Reload
– 3G services i.e. Video Streaming,
Video Call, Video Downloads, Full
Track downloads, Mobile TV,
Interactive Game
• Domestic and international business
solutions
• International wholesale carrier services
SPICE COMMUNICATIONS
LIMITED (SPICE)
MOBILEONE LIMITED (M1)
SINGAPORE
• Prepaid and postpaid mobile service
• Mobile broadband
• Mobile data services including:
– MeTV
– mClassified
– eBay Mobile
– SMS 2.0
INDIA
• Prepaid and postpaid mobile services
• Mobile data services
– Music: Caller Ringback tone,
Background music, Jukebox, Mobile
Karaoke
– Entertainment services: Mobile Dating
– Emergency call service
– Videotones
MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS
COMPANY OF ESFAHAN (MTCE)
IRAN
• Prepaid and postpaid mobile services
• SMS services
• Selective Value Added Services’ content:
Al Quran, Hafiz poems
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1800’s
1874
Two Centuries
Milestones Over
Corporate
Framework
1968
The Telecommunications Department of Sabah
and Sarawak merge with that of Peninsular
Malaysia forming the Telecommunications
Department of Malaysia
The telephone makes its debut in Perak
1882
Perak and Penang are linked by telephone via a
submarine cable
1891
The first telephone exchange is commissioned in
Kuala Lumpur
1894
A submarine cable links Labuan with Singapore
and Hong Kong
1900’s
1900
The first magneto telephone service is introduced
in Kudat, Jesselton (KK) and Sandakan
1926
Establishment of the Telecommunications
Department in Malaya
1962
Introduction of Subscriber Trunk Dialling (STD)
between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore via the
first long distance microwave link
1963
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Expansion of the microwave network
throughout Malaysia
Launch of television services in Peninsular
Malaysia
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Introduction of International Direct Dial (IDD)
facilities
Malaysia commissions its own submarine cable
linking Kuantan and Kuching
•
1991
Award of the 3G spectrum to Telekom
Malaysia
The Company rebranded its name
to Telekom Malaysia
Introduction of Malaysia Direct,
Home Country Direct
Introduction of ISDN services
•
2003
Merger of Celcom and TMTOUCH
forming Malaysia’s largest cellular
operator
•
•
Introduction of Corporate Information
Superhighway (COINS), Telekom
Malaysia’s state-of-the-art, highcapacity enterprise solution
•
1985
•
•
Commissioning of the ATUR service using 450
analog cellular radio technology, a first in Asia
The Multi Access Radio System, providing
rural customers with easier access to
telephone services, is introduced
1987
Jabatan Telekom Malaysia (JTM) is corporatised,
forming Syarikat Telekom Malaysia Berhad
(STMB), the nation’s first privatised entity
1988
•
Restructuring of TM TelCo into two
Strategic Business Units (SBUs) –
TM Wholesale and TM Retail
1996
Introduction of 1800 MHz digital
TMTOUCH cellular services
Telekom Malaysia undergoes a
major re-branding exercise and
TM is adopted as the new brand
Launch of 3G Services – first in
Malaysia
Acquisition of 27.3% interest in
PT Excelcomindo Pratama Tbk of
Indonesia
•
•
2006
2000
•
2001
•
•
Launch of Bluehyppo.com, Telekom
Malaysia’s lifestyle Internet portal,
which records more than 290
million searches a year
Introduction of broadband services
XL, TM’s Indonesian subsidiary
secures 3G licence while Dialog,
TM’s subsidiary in Sri Lanka
launches South Asia’s first 3G
service
Acquisition of the remaining 49%
in Telekom Malaysia International
(Cambodia) Company Limited,
(formerly known as Cambodia
Samart Communications Ltd),
Cambodia and 49% interest in
Spice Communications Private
Limited, India
TM initiates consortium to develop
an undersea cable system,
Asia-America Gateway, linking
SE Asia and the USA
2007
2004
2005
1997
Introduction of packet switch technology, leading
to Malaysia’s own public data network
•
2002
Introduction of data communications
1984
•
•
Introduction of Telefax and International Maritime
Service
1983
•
Introduction of Video Conferencing and
CENTREX
1993
1982
Telekom Malaysia becomes a major
partner in the launch of the stateof-the-art submarine cable Asia
Pacific Cable Network 2 (APCN2)
Establishment of TM Net as the
largest Internet Service Provider in
the South-East Asian region
Launch of CDMA service fixed
wireless telephony
Introduction of international tollfree and prepaid cardphone
(Kadfon)
Listing of STMB on the Main Board
of Bursa Securities and introduction
of the new company logo
1992
1980
Advent of radio communications in the country
1946
1990
•
1975
Establishment of the Automatic Telex Exchange
•
Introduction of the 800 toll-free service
1970
The first international standard satellite earth
station is commissioned in Kuantan, marking the
advent of live telecasts in Malaysia
1908
Incorporation of postal and telegraph services
1989
•
TM forges strategic partnership with
Vodafone, becoming a Vodafone
Partner Network with a global reach
of an estimated 179 million mobile
customers worldwide
TM implements its second phase
restructuring exercise that organises
the Group’s business into 4 groupings
– Malaysia Business, Celcom,
TM International and TM Ventures
•
TM Group undertakes Demerger
exercise resulting in two distinct
entities – TM (FixedCo) and TMI
(RegionCo)
TM becomes the first Malaysian
company to be named Service
Provider of the Year at 2007 Frost
& Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards
The first commemorative book
titled “Transforming a Legacy”,
was launched by YAB Dato’ Seri
Abdullah Hj Ahmad Badawi,
Prime Minister of Malaysia
Divestment of TM’s Payphone
business to Pernec Corporation
Berhad
TM’s affiliate in India, Spice
Communications Limited
commences trading on the Bombay
Stock Exchange and receives the
National and International Long
Distance licences
Introduction of digital INTELSAT Business Service
Our Journey Continues...
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Framework
Media
Milestones in 2007
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Corporate
Framework
Framework
2007 Corporate Events
TM signed a Memorandum of Understanding
(MoU) with US-based phone firm Verizon Business
to explore the development of a Malaysian-based
Internet Protocol (IP) hub.
TM signed a tripartite MoU with the Ministry of
Entrepreneur and Cooperative Development (MECD)
and three financial institutions, namely Maybank,
CIMB and SME Bank to further enhance the
implementation of TM’s Entrepreneurship
Development Programme (EDP).
17 March 2007
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Multimedia University (MMU), the first private
university in the country, celebrated its 10th
anniversary with a host of activities throughout the
year highlighting its many achievements.
11
January
February
20 March 2007
31
January
17 January 2007
TM along with Tenaga Nasional Berhad
(TNB), Syarikat Bekalan Air Selangor
Sdn Bhd (SYABAS) and Indah Water
Konsortium Sdn Bhd (IWK) came
together for a 3-month public awareness
campaign to address cable theft.
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February
31 January 2007
The ‘Let’s Talk’ package which is aimed
at boosting the usage of fixed-line
services among customers was unveiled
to the public. The campaign was an
initiative under the TM Performance
Improvement Programme (TM PIP),
which sought to turnaround the
domestic business.
25 January 2007
TM entered into a partnership with
Vodafone Alliance where each party
agreed to jointly explore and identify
opportunities to enhance the businesses
of their respective group companies
through collaboration in the area of
international mobile telecommunications
products and services. Subsequently,
Vodafone entered into a separate
Cooperation and Branding Agreement
with respective TM subsidiaries
including Celcom, Dialog and XL.
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Pizza Hut customers are able to enjoy both their
meal and wireless broadband at the same time
through tmnet hotspot services at more than 100
Pizza Hut restaurants located throughout
Peninsular Malaysia, which collectively form the
largest hotspot network in the country.
8 February 2007
Dialog Telekom PLC (Dialog)’s
subsidiary Asset Media (Pvt) Ltd
launched Dialog Satellite TV – a
premier satellite television service set to
revolutionise Direct to Home Television
in Sri Lanka. Dialog is TM’s subsidiary
in Sri Lanka. Dialog Satellite TV
features world-class entertainment and
the widest spectrum of channels with a
special focus on News, Entertainment
and Knowledge-based Programming.
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TM Net signed a partnership with Korean
company, Netpia.Com Inc to supply an application
for Internationalised Domain Name or Native
Language Internet Address (NLIA). The agreement
marked the next step in the continued evolution of
TM Net’s vast array of services.
30 March 2007
TM showed its support for the North Pole
expedition by contributing communication facilities
amounting to RM100,000 which included Celcom
Xpax prepaid cards, satellite airtime, handphones
and a special laptop called ‘toughbook’.
11 February 2007
TM continued to support Le Tour de
Langkawi, an international cycling race
for the 12th consecutive year.
23 February 2007
TM announced its 2006 financial results
which saw TM recording higher Profit
After Tax and Minority Interest (PATAMI)
of RM2.069 billion. The healthy
performance was attributed mainly to
higher group revenue, better cost and
financial management and foreign
exchange gain. TM also announced the
extension of Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid
Omar’s tenure as TM Group Chief
Executive Officer for another 3-year
term with effect from 1 July 2007.
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March
20
March
30
March
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20 March 2007
Corporate Events
15 March 2007
Corporate
Framework
2007 Corporate Events
5 April 2007
2007 Corporate Events
19 April 2007
TM completed the sale of its entire 60%
shareholding in Telekom Networks
Malawi Limited to MTL Mobile Limited
for a total cash consideration of US$16
million (RM55.0 million). The sale was
part of a broader re-orientation of the
Company’s international investment
strategy to focus on geographic regions
closer to home.
10 April 2007
Celcom signed a domestic roaming
agreement with UMobile Sdn Bhd
(formerly known as MiTV Networks Sdn
Bhd), allowing UMobile customers to
roam on Celcom’s superior 2G network.
In Sri Lanka, Dialog executed a rights
issue to raise SLR15.54 billion (RM482.1
million) to fund the company’s aggressive
expansion plans. The rights issue was
accompanied by a Rated Cumulative
Redeemable Preference Shares (RCRPS)
issue aimed at raising up to SLR5.0
billion (RM155.5 million). The proceeds
of the rights issue and issue of RCRPS
totalling approximately SLR20.5 billion
(RM637.6 million) was for the partial
financing of Dialog’s capital expenditure
over the next three years.
21 April 2007
TM adopted two primary schools in
Bukit Mertajam, Penang; Sekolah
Kebangsaan Bukit Indera Muda and
Sekolah Kebangsaan Seri Penanti under
the PINTAR programme, giving students
from the schools an opportunity to
enhance their IT skills and improve
their academic achievements. PINTAR is
a programme initiated by the Ministry of
Finance and driven by Khazanah
Nasional together with major GLCs.
8
11& 29
May
May
14
May
17
May
16 April 2007
27 April 2007
TM signed an agreement with Universiti
Teknologi Petronas (UTP) for the
establishment of a “wireless campus”
thereby making it the most extensively
covered University for wireless
broadband access.
TM led a 17-member consortium of
international telcos to build the first
high bandwidth optical fibre submarine
cable system, known as the AsiaAmerica Gateway (AAG), which will link
the South East Asia region directly to
the United States of America.
8 May 2007
10
April
For the first time, Menara TM, TM’s
headquarters hosted some 500
shareholders at the Company’s 22nd
Annual General Meeting (AGM). At the
AGM, shareholders voted in favour of the
seven resolutions presented. TM also
held an Extraordinary General Meeting
(EGM), where another six resolutions
were presented and approved.
11 May 2007
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A major achievement for Spice TM
International’s Indian affiliate, came with
the acquisition of a licence from the
Department of Telecommunication to
operate National and International Long
Distance (NLD/ILD) services in India.
This development allowed the company
to carry both voice and data traffic
nationally and internationally.
14 May 2007
Deputy Prime Minister, Dato’ Sri Mohd
Najib Tun Abdul Razak launched TM’s
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
theme, ‘Reaching Out’ during his
maiden visit to TM’s HQ in Kuala
Lumpur. ‘Reaching Out’ gives an identity
to the Group’s CSR efforts, making it
easier for the public to relate to the
CSR causes championed by the Group.
In executing its CSR, TM focuses on
three platforms, namely education,
sports development as well as
community and nation-building.
11 & 29 May 2007
TM signed three collective agreements
(CAs) with the National Union of
Telecommunication Employees
Peninsular Malaysia (NUTE), Union of
Telekom Malaysia Employees, Sabah
(SUTE) and Union of Telekom Malaysia
Berhad Employees, Sarawak (UTES) for
2007-2009. The CAs covered various
aspects, which included salary
adjustments, salary structure and salary
increment quantum, cost of living
allowance, housing allowance and
performance-based rewards.
17 May 2007
Dato’ Sri Dr Lim Keng Yaik, Minister of
Energy, Water and Communications,
launched Metro.e and Streamyx 4.0
Mbps, another of TM’s latest offerings
in the Malaysian broadband market.
Launched in conjunction with World
Telecommunications Day, the offerings
boost the speed of broadband Internet
for businesses and consumers. With
these services, subscribers can add on
bandwidth from 1Mbps whenever they
desire through a concept called
bandwidth on demand.
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28 June 2007
TM became the first Malaysian company
to receive the coveted Service Provider
of the Year award at the 2007 Frost &
Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT Awards
ceremony held in Singapore. Held for
the fourth consecutive year, the Frost &
Sullivan Asia Pacific ICT awards serve
to recognise companies in the ICT
sector across the Asia Pacific region.
May
2 July 2007
Celcom introduced the innovative Blue
Cube outlet with a vision to attain
leadership in leading edge
telecommunications retailing. Blue Cube
is a powerful ‘one-stop’ concept store
for lifestyle mobile devices, 3G services
and mobile content. It is the first
concept store which allows consumers
to experience, touch and feel the full
range of mobile lifestyle products and
services from Celcom.
TM Chairman, Tan Sri Dato’ Ir Md Radzi
Mansor was inducted into the Malaysian
Institute of Directors (MID) Academy of
Fellows at the MID’s Corporate Leaders’
Banquet on 2 July 2007 at the JW
Marriot, Kuala Lumpur. Incorporated in
1982, the Malaysian Institute of
Directors (MID) is the country’s only
professional organisation for company
directors in Malaysia.
5 July 2007
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May
22 May 2007
24 May 2007
Chief Minister of Penang, Tan Sri Dr
Koh Tsu Koon launched TM’s latest call
centre situated at Level 58, Menara
KOMTAR, Penang. Dato’ Koay Kar Huah,
EXCO for Transportation Utility &
Infrastructure of Penang (left) and Dato’
Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, Group CEO
(middle) were also present during the
launch. The new call centre receives
incoming calls on fault management
and sales & services support for
telephony services for the Northern
region. Operating 24 hours a day, the
centre houses 254 Customer Service
Representatives.
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Dialog Broadband Networks launched
their fixed wireless operations based on
CDMA technology. This launch further
strengthens Dialog’s position as a total
connectivity solutions provider.
TM bagged the Service Provider of the
Year award for the second consecutive
year at the annual Frost & Sullivan
Malaysia Telecoms Awards. It was a
triple honour for TM as it also bagged
the 2007 Data Communications Service
Provider of the Year and 2007
Broadband Service Provider of the Year
awards.
27 May 2007
TM International entered into a Stock
Purchase Agreement with AIF
(Indonesia) Limited to purchase all of
the latter’s stake in PT Excelcomindo
Pratama Tbk (XL). The acquisition, for a
cash consideration of US$113 million
(RM388.3 million), enabled the Company
to raise its shareholding to 67%,
thereby capitalising on one of the
fastest growing markets for mobile
telephony services in the region.
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June
25 May 2007
Dato’ Seri Shahrizat Abdul Jalil,
Minister of Women, Family and
Community Development launched the
TM Merdeka Millionaire reward
programme at Berjaya Times Square.
The programme gave customers the
opportunity to win RM1 million cash,
holiday packages, Nokia 3G
handphones, a brand new Proton
Perdana and other exciting prizes. To
participate, customers have to answer a
few questions about themselves and
complete a slogan on Malaysia’s 50th
Merdeka celebration.
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TM reached a pivotal milestone when it
hit its one-millionth broadband
customer. To celebrate the occasion,
TM feted its one-millionth customer,
Iskandar Syah Ismail, 31, with a
surprise breakfast treat with Suki, the
winner of ‘One-in-a-Million’, 8TV’s
reality talent show.
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14 July 2007
A signing ceremony was held for TM’s
successful conversion of RM2,925
million of its existing Tekad Mercu
bonds to Syariah-compliant Stapled
Income Securities on 28 June 2007.
This represents the first Syariahcompliant Stapled Income Securities
ever structured and issued globally.
With the conversion, about 95% of TM’s
domestic borrowings and one-third of
total Group Borrowings are now based
on domestic principles. Citibank
Malaysia was the Principal Adviser and
Sole Lead Arranger, while investors
were the Employee Provident Fund,
Kumpulan Amanah Wang Pencen,
Malaysian National Insurance and
Amanah Raya Berhad.
TM launched another channel known as
Hypp.TV at its lifestyle portal,
BlueHyppo.com. at Suria KLCC during
NTV7’s UrbanLive roadshow. Hypp.TV
offers streaming media content through
its three main channels namely sports,
news and local lifestyle and
entertainment.
15 July 2007
Aktel celebrated its 10th year of
operations in Bangladesh by showing
their appreciation to their loyal
customers in launching “The Golden
Call” campaign. The campaign, a first of
its kind in the country, rewards Aktel’s
loyal customers.
17 July 2007
TM Research & Development Sdn Bhd
(TMR&D) revealed an exciting solution
known as Fibre-to-the-home (FTTH)
broadband access during a media
preview of the trial deployment of FTTH
by Dato’ Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa, CEO
Malaysia Business and Shahruddin
Muslimin, CEO TMR&D. The new FTTH
solution is set to offer high speed
broadband services to Malaysian homes
in the Klang Valley and other major
urban centres in Peninsular Malaysia by
2008. This end-to-end fibre optic
connection is capable of supporting up
to 100Mbps, although TM has
designated a speed of 10Mbps for its
initial rollout.
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19 July 2007
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TM International’s Indian affiliate, Spice
Communications Limited (Spice) made a
spectacular debut on the Bombay Stock
Exchange (BSE), opening at INR55.75
(RM4.64) per share, up 20% from its
issue price of INR46 (RM3.83) per
share. The Initial Public Offering (IPO)
was oversubscribed by 37.5 times.
July
25 July 2007
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Celcom signed an agreement with
Merchantrade Asia Sdn Bhd,
(Merchantrade) to launch Malaysia’s
first Mobile Virtual Network Operator
(MVNO) by providing a prepaid package
to overseas foreign workers in Malaysia.
These include customers from nine
countries, specifically India, Nepal, Sri
Lanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Vietnam,
Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos.
July
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July
25
July
July
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August
31 July 2007
August
11 August 2007
Celcom Broadband, which offers the
fastest wireless Internet access anytime
anywhere from as low as RM8 a day,
for Celcom’s business and individual
customers was launched. The high
speed of up to 3.6Mbps is made
possible by High Speed Data Packet
Access (HSDPA) technology, or better
known as 3GX. The new package comes
in two different plans, Daily Unlimited
and Monthly Unlimited.
1 & 2 August 2007
TM organised the TM Journalism
Workshop in Kuching, Sarawak for 20
journalists from 11 major media houses
in the state. Co-organised by the
Malaysian Press Institute (MPI), the
workshop was launched by Hj Mohd
Narodin Hj Majais, Assistant Minister in
the Chief Minister’s Department
(Bumiputera Entrepreneurs
Development) and Assistant Minister,
Land Development of Sarawak.
TM unveiled iTalk Buddy, the latest
feature of its iTalk prepaid calling card
at The Curve, Petaling Jaya. iTalk Buddy
allows its users to build and join an
online and offline community of buddies,
families and friends. Users within this
community will be able to send
messages, make PC-to-PC calls, share
files and folders, share screens and
Internet connections, produce and share
blogs, upload and share photos and
much more. It is also the first Instant
Messenger (IM) service introduced which
allows common online services to
operate even when there are no Internet
connections available.
15 August 2007
TM flagged off its 50th Merdeka
Anniversary celebrations on 15 August,
2007 with a wide range of activities
revolving around the theme “Thanking
Malaysians – Because It Takes Everyone
to Build a Beautiful Nation”.
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30 September 2007
Celcom distributed RM730.1 million in
cash to its shareholders by way of a
capital repayment exercise.
24 September 2007
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August
15 August 2007
Dialog Telekom together with NDB
Bank, one of the leading private sector
commercial banks in the country,
unveiled eZ Pay, South Asia’s first
mCommerce (Mobile Commerce)
initiative. It is a revolutionary service
that allows consumers to purchase
goods, pay bills, transfer money and
perform banking transactions via their
mobile phones.
22-23 August 2007
TM International, together with TM,
co-sponsored this year ’s ASEAN 100
Leadership Forum which was held in
Hanoi, Vietnam. TM Chairman, Tan Sri
Dato’ Ir Muhammad Radzi Hj Mansor
led the delegation of 11 which included
TM Directors Dato’ Dr Abdul Rahim
Daud, YB Datuk Nur Jazlan Tan Sri
Mohammed and Ir Prabahar NK
Singam as well as TM International’s
Chief Executive Officer Dato’ Yusof
Annuar Yaacob.
20 August 2007
TM received two accreditations, i.e.
Trainee Development and Professional
Development, from the Association of
Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
under the latter’s Approved Employer
Programme. Tay Kay Luan, ACCA
Director for ASEAN & Australasia
presented the certificate to Dato’ Sri
Abdul Wahid Omar.
21 August 2007
TM International’s Cambodian
operations, TMIC, rolled out its new
VoIP service.
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TM’s CEOs and their peers from the
industry led a 300-participant strong
contingent comprising employees from
TM, Celcom, Maxis, DiGi and Pos
Malaysia in a march on Merdeka Day.
The contingent strode proudly in
colourful uniforms inspired by the
national flag, Jalur Gemilang. The
industry leaders included Dato’ Sri
Abdul Wahid Omar, Group CEO TM;
Dato’ Sri Shazalli Ramly, CEO of
Celcom; Dato’ Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa,
CEO of Malaysia Business TM; Sandip
Das, CEO of Maxis; Roslan Rosli,
Regulatory Head of DiGi and Hj Mohd
Derus Harun, General Manager of Pos
Malaysia.
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Dialog Telekom established one of Sri
Lanka’s most technologically advanced
Enterprise Management Centres which
has enabled top Sri Lankan enterprises
to offer its customers the best service
experience from a well-trained
customer-centric workforce.
7 September 2007
VADS Contact Centre Services (CCS)
was honoured with two Corporate
Awards and five individual achievement
awards by the Customer Relationship
Management & Contact Centre
Association (CCAM). The awards were
given in recognition of its exceptional
commitment to managing the customer
experience through innovative, proven
processes and technologies to maximise
the value of customer communications
within its sales and service operations.
Dialog Telekom PLC received a US$100
million financing package from
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
– a member of the World Bank Group.
The US$100 million package included a
US$70 million term loan facility and a
US$30 million equity commitment via
the acquisition of a 1.6% holding in
Dialog by IFC.
28 September 2007
4 October 2007
TMIB, TM’s operations in Bangladesh,
achieved its 7 millionth customer. To
meet the demands of its growing
customer base, TMIB expanded its
customer service network to 19 walk-in
Customer Care Centres by year end.
TM and Polis DiRaja Malaysia (PDRM)
launched its seventh annual Ops Sikap
campaign which ran from 7 until 21
October 2007 and unveiled the first ‘Ops
Sikap’ Icon during the launch ceremony
held at Bentong, Pahang. The campaign
themed, ‘Pandu Cermat Sampai
Selamat’, promoted safe driving and a
courteous attitude amongst road users,
especially during the festive season. The
campaign was also launched
simultaneously in other states in
Malaysia over the following two days.
2 October 2007
YB Dato’ Shaziman Abu Mansor, Deputy
Minister of Energy, Water &
Communications announced that 999
would be the only number for all
emergency calls made by the public.
TM manages the emergency calls by
directing them to the relevant agencies
namely Police, Fire Department,
Hospital and Civil Defence.
12 October 2007
Celcom launched its new ‘Unbeatable’
campaign, which became a huge
success. The campaign features Celcom
Power Icons, Ryan Giggs, John Terry,
Peterpan and Lee Hom.
Chairman, Tan Sri Dato’ Ir Md Radzi
Mansor announced the approval by the
Board of Directors for the demerger of
the TM Group’s mobile and fixed
businesses into two distinct entities.
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September
In Indonesia, XL introduced lower tariffs
for its bebas plan to counter the stiff
competition from existing GSM and new
CDMA players. This resulted in
substantial revenue growth in the third
and fourth quarters of the financial year.
September
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October
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Dialog Broadband Networks (DBN), a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Dialog
Telekom PLC, became the first in Sri
Lanka to introduce Broadband Internet,
powered by WiMAX technology.
3 November 2007
Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Abdullah
Hj Ahmad Badawi, launched TM’s
commemorative book titled
‘Transforming a Legacy’ during the
TM Hari Raya Open House held at
Menara TM in Kuala Lumpur.
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12 November 2007
PT Excelcomindo Pratama Tbk (XL)
officially launched its new submarine
cable system linking Batam in
Indonesia and Tanjung Penyusop,
Sungai Rengit in south Johor, Malaysia.
The system, known as the BatamRengit Cable System (BRCS), is XL’s
first international submarine cable
system. The launch of this undersea
cable system automatically gives XL the
status of the cellular operator with the
widest backbone in Indonesia.
15 November 2007
TM International’s Cambodian
subsidiary, Telekom Malaysia
International (Cambodia) Company
Limited (TMIC), unveiled the new
identity of its ‘‘hello’’ brand at a grand
ceremony in Phnom Penh. Held at
the luxurious Raffles Hotel Le Royal,
the launching ceremony was officiated
by His Excellency, Minister So Khun,
Minister of Posts and
Telecommunications and attended
by officials from TMIC, corporate
guests as well as local and
international media.
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November
December
12 November 2007
Dato’ Abdul Aziz Abu Bakar, Senior Vice
President of Group HR was awarded
the prestigious ‘HR Leader Award’
under the Individual Professional
category by the Malaysian Institute of
Human Resource. This Award is to
recognise individual professionals who
have made an outstanding contribution
to Human Resource Management, in
the context of the Malaysian Vision
2020. Dato’ Aziz received a trophy and a
certificate from Datin Sri Rosmah
Mansor, wife of Deputy Prime Minister
at the Malaysia HR Awards 2007.
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November
TM clinched the Gold Award for the
Overall Excellence category of the
National Annual Corporate Report
Awards (NACRA). TM also took home
the Industry Excellence Award for the
Bursa Malaysia Main Board Companies
category under the Trading & Services
sector for the 11th consecutive time
and the Gold Award for Best Designed
Annual Report. NACRA is jointly
organised by MIA, The Malaysian
Institute of Certificate Public
Accountants (MICPA), the Malaysian
Institute of Management (MIM) and
Bursa Malaysia Berhad.
November
30 November 2007
TM rewarded 241 of its scholars who
achieved excellent results in their
studies at an event aptly called ‘‘Majlis
Anugerah Pelajar Cemerlang 2007’’
held at Multimedia University (MMU)
Melaka campus on 30 November 2007.
The Excellence Awards serve as an
encouragement for them to continue
with their outstanding performance and
demonstrate TM’s commitment in
supporting excellence in education.
11 December 2007
31 December 2007
PT Excelcomindo Pratama Tbk (XL)
ended the year by welcoming Etisalat
International Indonesia Limited as one
of its shareholders.
M1, a leading mobile communications
operator in Singapore, recorded a 14.8%
increase in its total customer base, with
1.535 million mobile customers as at 31
December 2007.
31 December 2007
XL, TM’s subsidiary in Indonesia, ended
2007 with 15.5 million subscribers
making up a market share of 15%. This
represented a hefty increase of 62%
from a year ago. At the end of 2007,
XL’s coverage had reached 90% of the
Indonesian population.
31 December 2007
Malaysia Business, a strategic business
unit of TM focused on the fixed sector
in Malaysia, registered significant
Internet growth in 2007 to reach a total
subscriber base of 1.27 million by
December 2007.
31 December 2007
The total number of subscribers
registered by Spice, TM’s investment in
India, had increased to 3.8 million from
2.5 million at the start of the year.
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TM Awards &
Corporate
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The Brand Laureate Award
Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Telecoms Award
Anugerah Citra Wangsa Malaysia Award
UNI-APRO Outstanding Employee Partner Award
Program Time 2 Award
8 JANUARY 2007
5 MAY 2007
24 AUGUST 2007
28 AUGUST 2007
26 OCTOBER 2007
Trusted Brand in Telecommunications Award
Gold Award & Innovative Product Award
Six Oskar Award
Malaysia’s Most Valuable Brands Award
Gold NACRA Award for Overall Excellence
7 MAY 2007
18-20 MAY 2007
10 NOVEMBER 2007
16 NOVEMBER 2007
29 NOVEMBER 2007
Silver Award & Innovative Product Award
Malaysia Brand Equity Award
NACRA Award for Industry Excellence
NACRA Award for Best Design
National Award for Management Accounting
18-20 MAY 2007
4 JUNE 2007
29 NOVEMBER 2007
29 NOVEMBER 2007
13 DECEMBER 2007
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5 MAY 2007
4 JUNE 2007
1 AUGUST 2007
7 SEPTEMBER 2007
20 NOVEMBER 2007
The year opened with a bang, with
TM being conferred The Brand Laureate
Award 2006-2007 in the Corporate Brand –
Telecommunications Industry category by the
Asia Pacific Brands Foundation. The
selection criteria included Brand Strategy,
Brand Culture, Brand Communications,
Brand Equity and Performance.
TM took three awards at the annual
Frost & Sullivan Malaysia Telecoms Awards
presentation ceremony. TM bagged the 2007
Data Communications Service Provider of the
Year award whilst TM Net took home the
2007 Broadband Service Provider of the Year
award. For the second time running,
TM also received the coveted 2007 Service
Provider of the Year award. This award
recognises TM’s consistent performance and
sustainable growth in revenue, substantial
market share as well as overall leadership
in new product introductions and
innovations.
Celcom took 4th place in the Malaysia
Brand Equity Award 2007 for the Brand
Visibility Award category. Malaysia Brand
Equity Award 2007 is organised by
Perception Media Sdn Bhd to recognise the
performance of local and international
brands in Malaysia.
PT Excelcomindo Pratama Tbk (XL), a TM
company in Indonesia, was judged the most
admired knowledge enterprise in Indonesia
in 2007 when it received the Most Admired
Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) Award, beating
63 nominated organisations based on a
study conducted by renowned consultant
Dunamis Organisation an independent global
research company, Teleos.
VADS Berhad was honoured with two
Corporate Awards for Best Outsouced
Service Contract Centre Association of
Malaysia (CCAM) – Gold award for the
Celcom Customer Premier Service team
award, and Bronze award for the TM Net
Customer Interaction Centre Management
team. Additionally, VADS secured five other
individual achievements namely, Bronze and
Gold Awards for Best Contact Centre
Manager, a Silver Award for Best Contact
Centre Team Leader and a Gold as well as
Bronze Award for Best Contact Centre
Professional Outsourced.
TM was ranked second in the Corporate
Governance Survey Report 2007 jointly
organised by the Minority Shareholders
Watchdog Group (MSWG) and the
Nottingham University Business School,
Malaysia Campus.
17 JANUARY 2007
Clearly emerging as the most popular
Broadband Internet service provider in
Malaysia, TM Net Sdn Bhd once again
received the title of Best Broadband Internet
Service Provider of 2006 from PC.Com
magazine. Based on a poll conducted
by the magazine, the award has been won
by TM Net for five years in a row.
15 FEBRUARY 2007
Dialog Telekom PLC of Sri Lanka, a member
of the TM Group, received a Commendation
Award from the GSM Association at the GSM
Global Mobile Awards event in Barcelona,
Spain. Dialog was commended for its
Disaster and Emergency Warning Network
(DEWN), which enables disaster warning
information to be communicated securely and
instantaneously to emergency personnel and
mobile phone users anywhere in the country.
Dialog has so far had three consecutive wins
at the prestigious GSM World Awards.
22 MARCH 2007
Dialog Telekom PLC won further recognition
by attaining the top spot in the Finance
Brand Index as Sri Lanka’s most valued
brand. This recognition was noted in the
March issue of Lanka Monthly Digest.
22 MARCH 2007
TM International Bangladesh Ltd (TMIB), a
TM regional company, won the Standard
Chartered-Financial Express CSR Award 2006
for its significant contributions to the
services sector.
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TM was voted by consumers as the Trusted
Brand in Telecommunications in Reader’s
Digest Trusted Brands 2007 survey.
TM received the Platinum Award for this
recognition. Surveyed consumers were asked
to name their most trusted brand in each of
43 different product categories based on 6
key criterias – trustworthiness, credible
image, quality, value, understanding of
customer needs and innovation.
18-20 MAY 2007
A total of nine product development awards
were won by TM R&D in recognition of its
Research and Development efforts. These
were given by the International Invention,
Innovation, Industrial Design and Technology
Exhibition (I-TEX) 2007 held in Kuala
Lumpur. The award-winning products were
the Platform for All-Service Multi-Access or
PLASMA (Gold Award & Innovative Product
Award), XtreamX Home Media Centre (Gold
Award), Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting
Laser or VCSEL (Gold Award), Advanced
Tracking System Using RFID (Silver Award &
Innovative Product Award), EDFA In-Line
(Silver Award), Simple & Efficient Software
Radio Development Platform (Bronze Award)
and Distribution Point or DP (Innovative
Product Award).
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TM became the first Malaysian company to
receive the highly-prized Service Provider of
the Year award at the 2007 Frost & Sullivan
Asia Pacific ICT Awards ceremony. This
coveted award for service providers is
conferred each year to the company, in
Frost & Sullivan’s judgement, that has
demonstrated clear leadership in essential
areas, including consistent and sustainable
revenue growth, dominant market share and
market share growth, as well as overall
leadership in product introductions and
innovations.
20 AUGUST 2007
TM received two accreditations from the
Association of Chartered Certified
Accountants (ACCA) under its Approved
Employer Programme. TM received the
highest recognition through the Platinum for
Trainee Development whereby ACCA
recognises the learning opportunities that
TM provides for its employees who are
working towards obtaining its professional
and Certified Accounting Technician
qualifications in line with global best
practices.
26 JUNE 2007
TM’s 2007 Chinese New Year TVC received
the “Silver-Phoenix Award” for
Cinematography from AdAsia, a leading
advertising and marketing industry
magazine. The awards sponsored by Media
Development Authority of Singapore
recognise creativity and professional skills in
the production of commercial films, video
and digital images for advertising and
promotional purposes.
In recognition of its effort to widen the
cellular network coverage of highways,
industrial areas, tourist spots and major
towns in Malaysia, Celcom was awarded the
Anugerah Program Time 2: Syarikat Pemberi
Perkhidmatan Terbaik by the Minister of
Energy, Water and Communications,
Malaysia.
24 AUGUST 2007
Celcom emerged the Grand Prize Winner
(Telecommunication category) in the
Anugerah Citra Wangsa Malaysia 2006.
The award is organised by Dewan Bahasa
dan Pustaka in collaboration with the
Malaysian Communications and Multimedia
Commission annually. The award is a
significant milestone and recognises
Celcom’s leadership in the usage of Bahasa
Malaysia of the highest standard.
6 JULY 2007
Dialog Telekom PLC (Dialog) became the
first South Asian company to receive Asia
Pacific-wide recognition for excellence in
customer service and relationship
management practices. It was given the
Outstanding Achievement in Customer
Relationship Excellence in Customer
Relationship Excellence Award from the
Asia Pacific Customer Service Consortium
(APCSC) at the Customer Relationship
Excellence (CRE) Awards Ceremony held in
Hong Kong.
26 OCTOBER 2007
28 AUGUST 2007
TM was one of five regional companies to
receive the UNI-APRO Outstanding EmployeePartner Award which recognises employers
who have strong and cordial relationships
with their unions.
29-31 AUGUST 2007
10 NOVEMBER 2007
TM received awards for best cinematography
for its TM Merdeka 2007 TVC and best TVC
for its TM Chinese New Year 2007 ad at the
Sixth Oskar Awards 2007 organised by the
Film Workers Association of Malaysia with
the support of FINAS.
16 NOVEMBER 2007
Celcom secured 5th place in Malaysia’s
Most Valuable Brands 2007 competition,
initiated and promoted by the 4A’s
(Association of Accredited Advertising Agents
Malaysia) as a recognition and valuation
exercise, in collaboration with worldrenowned Interbrand. Based on a valuation
of RM4.07 billion, Celcom was selected
based on Interbrand’s well-established brand
valuation methodology.
29 NOVEMBER 2007
TM achieved recognition once again for its
annual report, clinching the Gold Award for
Overall Excellence during the National
Annual Corporate Report Awards (NACRA)
2007 ceremony held in Kuala Lumpur.
TM also took home the Industry Excellence
Award for Bursa Malaysia Main Board
Companies under the Trading & Services
sector for the 11th consecutive year, as well
as winning the Gold award for Best Designed
Annual Report.
12 DECEMBER 2007
VADS Berhad was awarded the ICT Service
Provider of the year award by PIKOM. This
prestigious award is a strong testament to
the Company’s capabilities and contribution
towards the growth of the ICT Industry in
Malaysia.
13 DECEMBER 2007
In recognition of its best practices in
management accounting, value creation and
excellent business performance, TM beat
9 other finalists to win the coveted National
Award for Management Accounting (NAfMA)
Excellence Award this year. The NAfMA
Award is jointly awarded by the Malaysian
Institute of Accountants (MIA) and the
Chartered Institute of Management
Accountants (CIMA).
Aogos Network Sdn. Bhd., a start-up
company nurtured by the Multimedia
University or MMU, obtained the Red Herring
Asia Top 100 Technology Companies Award in
Hong Kong on 29-31 August 2007.
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Corporate
Framework
Corporate
Framework
Corporate Information
DATO’ SRI ABDUL WAHID OMAR
Group Chief Executive Officer
(Non-Independent Executive Director)
STOCK EXCHANGE LISTING
Main Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities
Berhad
(Listed since 7 November 1990)
DATUK ZALEKHA HASSAN
(Non-Independent Non-Executive Director)
DATO’ AZMAN MOKHTAR
(Non-Independent Non-Executive Director)
DATO’ Ir DR ABDUL RAHIM DAUD
(Independent Non-Executive Director)
SHARE REGISTRAR
Tenaga Koperat Sdn Bhd
20th Floor, Plaza Permata
Jalan Kampar, Off Jalan Tun Razak
50400 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Tel No. : 603-4047 3883
Fax No. : 603-4042 6352
DATO’ LIM KHENG GUAN
(Senior Independent Non-Executive
Director)
YB DATUK NUR JAZLAN TAN SRI
MOHAMED
(Independent Non-Executive Director)
Ir PRABAHAR NK SINGAM
(Independent Non-Executive Director)
AUDITORS
PricewaterhouseCoopers
(Chartered Accountants)
Level 10, 1 Sentral
Jalan Travers, Kuala Lumpur Sentral
50706 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Tel No. : 603-2173 1188
Fax No. : 603-2173 1288
ROSLI MAN
(Independent Non-Executive Director)
PRINCIPAL BANKERS
DYG SADIAH ABG BOHAN
•
CIMB Bank Berhad
(Alternate Director to
Datuk Zalekha Hassan)
(Non-Independent Non-Executive Director)
•
Malayan Banking Berhad
MALAYSIAN TAXES ON DIVIDEND
Malaysia practices an imputation system in
the distribution of dividends whereby the
income tax paid by a company is imputed
to dividends distributed to shareholders.
The Budget 2008 announced that a single
tier company tax system to be introduced
with effect from year of assessment 2008.
The transitional provisions for the Finance
Act, 2007 allow the imputation system to
continue up to 31 December 2013 and the
Company shall be entitled to deduct tax at
the rate applicable to the company at the
date the dividend is paid. As gazetted in
the Finance Act, 2007, the corporate tax
rate applicable to TM in 2008 is 26%.
Consequently, Malaysian income tax at
26% will be deducted from the proposed
final gross dividend of 22 sen per share
for financial year ended 31 December
2007, subject to shareholders’ approval at
the forthcoming 23rd AGM.
The income tax deducted or deemed to
have been deducted from dividend is
accounted for by the income tax of the
company. There is no further tax or
withholding tax on the payment of
dividends to all shareholders.
PRINCIPAL SOLICITORS
SECRETARIES
•
Wang Cheng Yong (MAICSA 0777702)
•
Zaiton Ahmad (MAICSA 7011681)
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•
Zul Rafique & Partners
•
Hisham Sobri & Kadir
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
The Annual Report is available to the public who are not shareholders
of the Company, by writing to:
General Manager
Group Corporate Communications Division
Telekom Malaysia Berhad
Level 8, South Wing, Menara TM, Jalan Pantai Baharu
50672 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: 603-2240 2676/2657 Fax: 603-7955 2510
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
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Corporate
Chairman
(Non-Independent Non-Executive Director)
REGISTERED OFFICE
Level 51, North Wing
Menara TM
Jalan Pantai Baharu
50672 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
Tel No. : 603-2240 1221/1225
Fax No. : 603-2283 2415
Information
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
TAN SRI DATO’ Ir MUHAMMAD RADZI
HJ MANSOR
Malaysia Business*1
Corporate Structure
Group
Corporate
Framework
●
●
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●
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●
●
TM RETAIL*1
TM WHOLESALE*1
100% TM NET SDN BHD
100% TELEKOM SALES & SERVICES SDN BHD
100% GITN SDN BERHAD
100% TELEKOM RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT SDN BHD
100% TELEKOM MALAYSIA (USA) INC
100% TELEKOM MALAYSIA (UK) LIMITED
100%
100%
100%
100%
TELEKOM MALAYSIA (HONG KONG) LIMITED
TELEKOM MALAYSIA (S) PTE LTD
MOBIKOM SDN BHD
TELEKOM APPLIED BUSINESS SDN BHD
TM International Berhad
●
AS AT 20 FEBRUARY 2008
Depicting active subsidiaries, jointly
controlled entities, associates and
Strategic Business Units (SBUs)
categorised under major business
segments
●
●
●
●
●
100% TM INTERNATIONAL (L) LIMITED
● 84.81% DIALOG TELEKOM PLC (Formerly known as Dialog Telekom Limited)
● 100% DIALOG BROADBAND NETWORKS (PRIVATE) LIMITED
● 100% DIALOG TELEVISION (PRIVATE) LIMITED
(Formerly known as Asset Media (Private) Limited)
● 100% COMMUNIQ BROADBAND NETWORK (PRIVATE) LIMITED
● 100% CBN SAT (PRIVATE) LIMITED
● 70% TM INTERNATIONAL (BANGLADESH) LIMITED
● 100% INDOCEL HOLDING SDN BHD
● 66.99% PT EXCELCOMINDO PRATAMA TBK
● 89% MULTINET PAKISTAN (PRIVATE) LIMITED
● 49% MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF ESFAHAN
100% TELEKOM MALAYSIA INTERNATIONAL (CAMBODIA) COMPANY LIMITED
18.97% SAMART CORPORATION PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED
24.42% SAMART I-MOBILE PUBLIC COMPANY LIMITED*2
80% SUNSHARE INVESTMENTS LTD*3
● 29.69% MOBILEONE LTD
100% TMI MAURITIUS LTD
●
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Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad
●
●
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100%
100%
100%
80%
100%
100%
100%
TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES INDUSTRIES BERHAD
CELCOM TRANSMISSION (M) SDN BHD
CELCOM TECHNOLOGY (M) SDN BHD
CELCOM TIMUR (SABAH) SDN BHD
CELCOM MOBILE SDN BHD
ALPHA CANGGIH SDN BHD
CT PAGING SDN BHD
● 49% C-MOBILE SDN BHD
20% SACOFA SDN BHD
Note:
*1 SBU within Telekom Malaysia Berhad
*2 TM International Berhad’s effective shareholding
in Samart I-Mobile Public Company Limited
(SIM) is 35.58% by virtue of SIM being a 57.69%
subsidiary of Samart Corporation Public
Company Limited
*3 Economic benefit of TM Group in SunShare
Investments Ltd is 51% notwithstanding TM
Group’s equity interest of 80%
TM Ventures*1
●
64.77% VADS BERHAD
● 100% VADS E-SERVICES SDN BHD
● 100% VADS CONTACT CENTRE SERVICES SDN BHD
● 100% VADS PROFESSIONAL SERVICES SDN BHD
● 100% VADS SOLUTIONS SDN BHD
● 100% MEGANET COMMUNICATIONS SDN BHD
51% FIBRECOMM NETWORK (M) SDN BHD
(Held via Celcom Transmission (M) Sdn Bhd)
54% FIBERAIL SDN BHD
100% UNIVERSITI TELEKOM SDN BHD
● 100% UNITELE MULTIMEDIA SDN BHD
● 100% MMU CREATIVISTA SDN BHD
100% MENARA KUALA LUMPUR SDN BHD
100% TM INFO-MEDIA SDN BHD
100% TELEKOM MULTI-MEDIA SDN BHD
● 51% TELEKOM SMART SCHOOL SDN BHD
● 30% MUTIARA.COM SDN BHD
100% TM FACILITIES SDN BHD
●
100% TMF SERVICES SDN BHD
100% TMF AUTOLEASE SDN BHD
● 100% TM LAND SDN BHD
PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT*1
●
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100% TMI INDIA LTD
● 39.20% SPICE COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED
●
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Corporate
Framework
Organisation Structure
BOARD
OF
DIRECTORS
IMPROVING PAYOUT TO SHAREHOLDERS
Board Audit
Committee
Company
Secretary
In our efforts to strengthen and establish TM as a leading Communications Company in this region,
we have always remained focused in creating value for our shareholders. In 2007, we declared a
proposed total dividend payout of RM2.9 billion to our shareholders which consists of:
• a proposed final gross dividend of 22 sen per share less tax at 26.0%.
• special gross dividend of 65 sen per share less tax at 26.0%.
• interim gross dividend of 26 sen per share less tax at 27.0%.
The total dividend payout of 112.5%, including special dividends was made possible through better
financial performance and capital management exercise. Excluding special dividends, the ordinary
dividends payout represented 47.6% of profit attributable to shareholders. This is very much in line
with our dividend payout policy of 40% to 60% of profit attributable to shareholders. Net dividend
yield incorporating the special dividend, rose to 7.4% based on the year end price of RM11.20.
Group Chief
Executive Officer
TM
TM DIVIDEND PAYOUT
Vice President
Performance
Improvement
Management Office
RM
Million
General Manager
Group Corporate
Communications
Dividend Payout In Line with Dividend Policy of 40% to 60% of Profit Attributable to Shareholders
10,000
150%
7.4%*
9,000
8,000
125%
0.9%
1.8%
2.6%
2.9%
3.4%
112.5%*
7,000
100%
75%
Dividend Payout Policy 40%-60%
Group Chief
Financial Officer
Senior
Vice President
Group Regulatory,
Legal & Compliance
Senior
Vice President
Group Human
Resource
Group Chief
Procurement
Officer
Group Chief
Information Officer
Group Chief
Internal Auditor
6,000
Dividend Payout Policy 20%-50%
54.1%
34.6%
5,000
50%
54.8%
47.6%
38.8%
25%
21.6%
3,000
2002
2003
Profit Attributable
to Shareholders
2004
Ordinary
Dividends
2005
Special
Dividends
2006
Payout
2,547.7
1,135.1
2,068.8
949.5
1,754.7
1,014.1
0
2,613.5
Chief Executive
Officer
TM Ventures
1,390.4
Chief Executive
Officer
TM International
Sdn Bhd
228.4
Chief Executive
Officer
Celcom (Malaysia)
Berhad
1,056.3
1,000
Chief Executive
Officer
Malaysia Business
481.2
2,000
1,212.9
Operating Companies/SBUs
1,654.5 2,868.0
4,000
2007
Net Dividend
Yield
*Including Special Dividends
FY 2005 – Net Profit adjusted for provision of Dete Claim of RM879.5 million
Net Dividend Yield based on closing price at year-end
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Enhancing Value To
As TM evolves into the regional communications company of choice, the pursuit of operational
excellence is not without sound financial management. 2007 has seen the continued commitment
towards enhancing value for the providers of capital with improved shareholder payout coupled with
capital management initiatives and better economic profit.
Our Providers Of Capital
Group
Corporate
Framework
Framework
Enhancing Value To Our Providers Of Capital
Enhancing Value To Our Providers Of Capital
CAPITAL MANAGEMENT
EXERCISE
BETTER ECONOMIC PROFIT
A sale and leaseback of property
assets was carried out to facilitate the
implementation of TM’s strategy to
monetise its non-core assets with a
view to unlock value while focusing on
its core business of providing
telecommunications services. The sale
and leaseback involved four properties,
namely Menara TM, Wisma TM Taman
Desa, Cyberjaya Complex and Menara
Celcom which upon completion of the
transaction were transferred from TM
to Menara ABS Berhad, a special
purpose vehicle for a total
consideration of RM1.0 billion.
Proceeds from this capital
management exercise and the capital
repayment from Celcom of RM730.1
miillion has enabled TM to distribute
the cash in the form of special
dividends amounting to RM1.65 billion
to reward its shareholders.
In order to provide a more accurate
picture of underlying economic
performance of the TM Group vis-à-vis
its financial accounting reports,
Economic Profit (EP) is used as a
yardstick to measure shareholder
value. EP measures net profit after
deducting a charge to account for the
cost of capital utilised to generate this
profit. EP is defined as capital invested
multiplied by the spread between
Return on Invested Capital (ROIC) and
the Weighted Average Cost of Capital
(WACC). * EP has the benefit of
incorporating profitability, size of capital
base, return on capital and the cost of
capital into a single measure. For the
financial year 2007, TM’s EP of
RM830.1 million has shown a RM85.4
million increase from RM744.7 million
recorded in 2006. This increase is
attributed to the higher Net Operating
Profit Less Adjusted Taxes (NOPLAT)
from better operational performance
which was partially offset by the
increased economic charge from
higher WACC.
At the point of demerger, TM
shareholders will be awarded a onefor-one dividend in specie, of one TMI
share for each TM share held.
Shareholders will be able to jointly
participate in the value creation as
these two entities pursue their
respective goals to be a domestic
broadband champion and leading
regional mobile operator.
DEMERGER TO FURTHER
UNLOCK VALUE
The demerger of TM into 2 separate
entities with distinct business
strategies and aspirations, enables
value creation through accelerated
operational improvement and growth.
Operating as a separate entity can
further promote improvements in
disclosure and boost transparency
levels. The demerger is expected to
create value and is sound from a
capital markets perspective. The two
companies will each have a capital
structure suitable to its business, with
funding capacity for growth and
investment requirements.
TM CREDIT RATING
Clearly the market is upbeat and
supportive of this exercise. This has
been reflected in the improved share
price performance post announcement
of the demerger.
•
•
•
•
Moody’s Investors Service
Standard & Poor’s
Fitch
Rating Agency of Malaysia
TM’S SHARE PRICE PERFORMANCE
12.0
Announcement
of Proposed Demerger
on 28 September 2007
11.0
800
10.5
Dec 31
Nov 30
Oct 31
Sep 27
Jul 31
Jun 29
2007
May 31
2006
Apr 30
2005
9.0
Mar 30
2004
9.5
Feb 28
-800
* Economic Profit = NOPLAT –
(Invested Capital x WACC), where
NOPLAT is Net Operating Profit
Less Adjusted Taxes (Source:
Khazanah Nasional Berhad)
Jan 31
-400
10.0
Jan 3
830.1
744.7
69.1
-444.0
400
0
A2
AAAAA
Share Price (RM)
11.5
1,200
TM remains committed at maintaining
its strong investment grade ratings and
adopt a prudent approach to financial
management moving forward.
TM continued to exhibit strong
fundamentals and a sound balance
sheet. This is evident from the credit
rating accorded by both the local and
international rating agencies. TM’s
credit rating is as follows:
ECONOMIC PROFIT
RM Million
The demerger of TM into two unique
entities has not changed the strength
of its financial position. Following a
rating review, the credit rating of TM
remains largely unchanged with
Standard & Poor’s, Fitch, and RAM
reaffirming the above ratings while
Moody’s has placed TM on Rating
Watch to align its rating to the
sovereign rating of A3. This review will
be continued pending the final
completion of the demerger.
Aug 30
Corporate
Source : Bloomberg
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Corporate
Framework
Performance
Review
Enhancing Value To Our Providers Of Capital
SHARE PRICE & VOLUME TRADED
2007 Monthly Trading Volume & Highest-Lowest Share Price
2007
Jan
Volume (’000)
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
98,001 191,721 118,369 71,505 135,643 69,431 86,109 125,768 49,709 162,410 190,127 200,729
Highest (RM)
10.50
11.10
10.30
10.90
11.20
11.00
10.70
10.30
9.95
11.10
11.20
11.80
Lowest (RM)
9.65
9.75
9.50
10.00
9.60
10.00
9.85
9.20
9.35
9.85
10.10
10.80
118,369
71,505
135,643
69,431
86,109
125,768
49,709
162,410
190,127
200,729
Lowest (RM)
191,721
Highest (RM)
98,001
Volume ('000)
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec
MARKET CAPITALISATION/SHARE PRICE
Market Capitalisation (RM Million)
Share Price (RM)
2003
2004
2005
27,255.6
39,227.4
32,386.9
8.40
11.60
9.55
Market Capitalisation (RM Million)
2006
2007
33,121.9 38,525.9
9.75
11.20
Share Price (RM)
11.60
11.20
9.55
9.75
50
27,256
39,227
32,387
33,122
38,526
8.40
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
FIVE-YEAR GROUP
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS
52
SIMPLIFIED GROUP
BALANCE SHEETS &
GROUP SEGMENTAL ANALYSIS
54
GROUP QUARTERLY
PERFORMANCE
56
GROUP FINANCIAL REVIEW
57
BUSINESS & OTHER STATISTICS
64
STATEMENT & DISTRIBUTION
OF VALUE ADDED
66
Performance
Review
Profit Attributable to Equity
Holders of the Company
(RM Million)
Financial Highlights
11,796.4
13,250.9
13,942.4
16,399.2
17,842.9
1,451.6
2,625.5
811.3
2,068.8
2,547.7
IN RM MILLION
’03
’04
’05
’06
’07
’03
’04
’05
’06
’07
19,120.5
18,987.4
19,911.1
19,802.1
36,040.3
37,675.2
41,184.3
41,843.5
44,221.3
’03
’04
’05
’06
’07
’03
’04
’05
’06
’07
Return on Shareholders’ Equity
(%)
12,053.2
11,117.5
12,215.8
12,085.9
11,924.4
9.4
14.8
4.3
10.6
12.8
Total Borrowings
(RM Million)
’03
’04
’05
’06
’07
’03
’04
’05
’06
’07
2.1
5.5
6.0
0.7
0.6
0.6
0.6
0.6
Debt Equity Ratio
7.1
Return on Total Assets
(%)
52
Total Assets
(RM Million)
16,437.6
Total Shareholders’ Equity
(RM Million)
4.2
Five-Year Group
Operating Revenue
(RM Million)
’03
’04
’05
’06
’07
’03
’04
’05
’06
’07
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Operating revenue
Profit before taxation
Profit for the year
Profit attributable to equity holders of
the Company
Total shareholders’ equity
Total assets
Total borrowings
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
GROWTH RATES OVER PREVIOUS YEARS
Operating revenue
Profit before taxation
Total shareholders’ equity
Total assets
Total borrowings
SHARE INFORMATION
Per share
Earnings (basic)
Gross dividend *
Net assets
2. Share price information
High
Low
2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
11,796.4
1,759.1
1,505.4
13,250.9
3,161.9
2,688.5
13,942.4
1,520.4
855.5
16,399.2
3,133.2
2,302.3
17,842.9
1,451.6
16,437.6
36,040.3
12,053.2
2,625.5
19,120.5
37,675.2
11,117.5
811.3
18,987.4
41,184.3
12,215.8
2,068.8
19,911.1
41,843.5
12,085.9
2,547.7
19,802.1
44,221.3
11,924.4
20.0%
13.4%
13.3%
24.6%
49.1%
12.3%
79.7%
16.3%
4.5%
-7.8%
5.2%
-51.9%
-0.7%
9.3%
9.9%
17.6%
106.1%
4.9%
1.6%
-1.1%
8.8%
0.3%
-0.5%
5.7%
-1.3%
45.5 sen
20.0 sen
505.7 sen
78.6 sen
30.0 sen
565.3 sen
23.9 sen
35.0 sen
559.9 sen
61.0 sen
46.0 sen
586.0 sen
74.4 sen
113.0 sen
575.7 sen
RM9.20
RM7.15
RM12.10
RM8.25
RM12.00
RM9.15
RM10.40
RM8.60
RM11.80
RM9.20
9.4%
4.2%
0.7
2.2
14.8%
7.1%
0.6
2.6
4.3%
2.1%
0.6
0.7
10.6%
5.5%
0.6
1.3
12.8%
6.0%
0.6
0.7
3,142.6
2,631.6
1.
1.
2.
3.
4.
FINANCIAL RATIO
Return on shareholders’ equity
Return on total assets
Debt equity ratio
Dividend cover *
*
Included special dividend of 65.0 sen per share declared on 10 December 2007 and paid on 31 January 2008.
Performance
Review
1.9%
Jointly controlled entities
0.1%
Non-current assets held for sale
For the year ended 31 December
2006
2.3%
Jointly
controlled entities
3.6%
73.7%
71.2%
’07
’06
’07
’06
’07
’06
’07
Malaysia
Business
Celcom
International
Operations
TM
Ventures
Malaysia
12.2%
4.1%
’06
12.3%
27.7%
’07
16.6%
25.3%
’06
14.0%
27.8%
16.9%
Intangible assets
27.0%
11.2%
Cash and
bank balances
40.9%
8.3%
Trade and other receivables
43.6%
1.3%
Long term receivables
’06
’07
’06
’07
Indonesia
Others
2.2%
Non-current assets
held for sale
54.2%
Property,
plant and
equipment
3.8%
Other assets
1.2%
Long term
receivables
10.0%
Trade and
other receivables
BY BUSINESS
BY GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION
Segment Results
For the year ended 31 December
16.9%
Intangible assets
9.4%
Cash and
bank balances
9.4%
Share premium
30.0%
Other reserves
5.4%
Deferred
tax liabilities
1.7%
Customer deposits
0.6%
Current
tax liabilities
0.2%
Provision for
liabilities
1.7%
1.5%
68.0%
76.5%
’06
’07
’06
’07
Malaysia
Business
Celcom
International
Operations
TM
Ventures
BY BUSINESS
Malaysia
’06
’07
’06
Indonesia
9.1%
21.8%
’07
15.9%
32.3%
’06
14.4%
37.2%
’07
16.1%
30.2%
’06
’07
Others
BY GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION
Segment Assets
as at 31 December
0.3%
Current
tax liabilities
1.7%
Customer deposits
’07
’06
’07
’06
’07
’06
’07
Malaysia
Business
Celcom
International
Operations
TM
Ventures
Malaysia
’06
’07
Indonesia
8.0%
’06
8.0%
71.9%
’07
20.1%
76.2%
’06
15.8%
4.6%
27.4%
Other reserves
5.2%
Deferred
tax liabilities
5.2%
9.6%
Share premium
27.0%
Borrowings
33.3%
1.9%
Minority
interests
28.3%
15.2%
Trade and
other payables
7.8%
Share
capital
23.9%
2006
’07
24.9%
28.9%
Borrowings
’06
38.2%
2.0%
Minority
interests
Total Liabilities &
Shareholders’
Equity
39.5%
13.7%
Trade and
other payables
8.1%
Share
capital
35.8%
2007
41.6%
Group Balance Sheets &
Group Segmental Analysis
Simplified
Total Assets
3.7%
Other assets
56.6%
Property,
plant and
equipment
’06
’07
Others
0.2%
Provision for
liabilities
3.7%
Dividend payable
54
Segment Operating Revenue
2007
BY BUSINESS
BY GEOGRAPHICAL LOCATION
Performance
Review
Performance
Review
Operating Revenue
Quarterly Performance
4,608.7
4,734.2
17,842.9
Operating profit
before finance cost
968.4
998.6
867.0
649.3
3,483.3
Profit before tax
846.7
885.9
692.6
717.4
3,142.6
Profit attributable
to equity holders
of the Company
595.7
701.0
658.5
592.5
2,547.7
17.4
20.5
19.2
17.2
74.4
—
26.0
—
87.0
113.0
Earnings per share (sen) #
Dividends per share (sen)*
2006
FIRST
QUARTER
SECOND
QUARTER
THIRD
QUARTER
FOURTH
QUARTER
YEAR
2006
3,787.6
3,976.3
4,227.5
4,407.8
16,399.2
Operating profit
before finance cost
954.4
723.6
848.6
964.0
3,490.6
Profit before tax
842.0
689.3
730.4
871.5
3,133.2
Profit attributable
to equity holders
of the Company
545.6
453.5
478.9
590.8
2,068.8
16.1
13.4
14.1
17.4
61.0
—
16.0
—
30.0
46.0
IN RM MILLION
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
Operating revenue
Earnings per share (sen)
Dividends per share (sen)
#
*
56
Included effect of cumulative rounding.
Included special dividend of 65.0 sen per share declared on 10 December 2007 and paid on 31 January 2008.
'06
'07
Fixed line
'06
'07
Cellular
'06
'07
Internet and
multimedia
OPERATING REVENUE
For the year ended 31 December 2007, the Group
registered 8.8% (RM1,443.7 million) growth in
operating revenue to RM17,842.9 million as
compared to RM16,399.2 million recorded in 2006,
largely driven by the cellular, data, Internet and
multimedia segments of the Group’s businesses.
The cellular segment continued to be the number
one revenue contributor to the Group. Current year
revenue from the cellular segment of RM9,901.3
million was 15.5% higher as compared to
RM8,575.0 million recorded in the preceding year
and made up 55.5% (2006: 52.3%) of the Group’s
revenue.
Revenue from fixed line segments (including voice,
data services and other telecommunication
services) of RM6,620.3 million accounted for 37.1%
of the Group’s revenue, decreased from 40.3% in
the preceding year. The reduced contribution was
in tandem with global trend where customers are
migrating from the traditional fixed line services to
cellular and broadband services.
Internet and multimedia services registered
encouraging year-on-year revenue growth of 22.7%
to RM1,067.4 million and contributed 6.0% to the
Group’s operating revenue as compared to 5.3% in
'06
253.9
4,318.8
Operating revenue
351.2
4,181.2
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
1,067.4
YEAR
2007
869.9
FOURTH
QUARTER
9,901.3
THIRD
QUARTER
8,575.0
SECOND
QUARTER
6,620.3
FIRST
QUARTER
IN RM MILLION
6,603.1
2007
'07
Nontelecommunication
related service
2006. Non-telecommunication related services
contributed only 1.4% (RM253.9 million) of the
Group’s operating revenue in 2007 as compared to
2.1% (RM351.2 million) in 2006.
CELLULAR SEGMENT
Revenue from the cellular segment comprising
rental, call charges, short message services,
roaming and interconnect charges terminating at
mobile, registered a significant growth of 15.5%
(RM1,326.3 million) from RM8,575.0 million
recorded in 2006 to RM9,901.3 million in 2007
largely due to improved performance of Celcom
(Malaysia) Berhad (Celcom) and PT Excelcomindo
Pratama Tbk (XL).
Celcom registered an encouraging revenue growth
after inter-segment elimination of 12.2% from
RM4,424.0 million in 2006 to RM4,965.1 million in
2007 amidst an intensely competitive cellular
market. This was mainly due to strong growth in
the prepaid market resulting from aggressive
marketing activities and launching of new
products. The push for mobility solutions also
contributed to the increase in revenue. Celcom
added 1.1 million new customers in 2007 bringing
the total customers to 7.2 million, a growth of
18.0% from 6.1 million as at end of 2006.
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Group
Financial Review
Group
(RM Million)
Performance
Review
FIXED LINE SERVICES
Fixed line services comprise business
telephony (which also includes ISDN,
interconnect, international inpayment),
residential telephony, public payphone
services, data services and other
telecommunication related services.
Other telecommunication related
services include primarily recoverable
work orders (RWO), maintenance,
broadcasting, restoration of submarine
cable, managed network services and
enhanced value-added
telecommunication services.
58
INTERNET AND MULTIMEDIA SERVICES
Internet and multimedia services
continued to record commendable
revenue growth in 2007. Revenue
increased by 22.7% to RM1,067.4 million
as compared to RM869.9 million in 2006
in line with the increase to its customer
base from 864,000 at the end of 2006 to
1,265,308 at the end of 2007.
NON-TELECOMMUNICATION RELATED
SERVICES
Non-telecommunication related services
comprise services from subsidiaries
with core business in education, printing
and publication of directories, property
development, trading in consumer
premises equipments, etc. Revenue
from these services reduced by 27.7%
(RM97.3 million) as compared to 2006,
mainly attributed to lower revenue from
TM Facilities Sdn Bhd as there was no
disposal of land in the current year as
compared to approximately RM43.0
million recorded in 2006. Telekom Sales
and Services Sdn Bhd also contributed
lower revenue from lower sales of
customer premises equipment.
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ANNUAL REPORT 2007
DEPRECIATION, IMPAIRMENT AND
AMORTISATION
Depreciation, impairment and
amortisation charges which comprised
depreciation, impairment and write off
of property, plant and equipment (PPE)
as well as amortisation of intangible
assets increased marginally by 3.5%
(RM142.0 million) to RM4,143.5 million
as compared to RM4,001.5 million
recorded in 2006 and accounted for
28.0% of total operating costs. Higher
impairment of PPE of RM85.9 million
and higher write off of PPE amounting
to RM33.3 million were the main
contributing factors to the higher cost.
During the current year, Celcom
recognised impairment losses on PPE
amounting to RM52.4 million due to
asset buyback plans in which these
assets have been written down to its
recoverable amount. The Company, XL
and other subsidiaries contributed the
remaining balance.
'06 '07
'06 '07
Depreciation, Staff costs
impairment and
amortisation
'06 '07
'06 '07
'06 '07
Domestic
Marketing, Maintenance Supplies and
interconnect
advertising
inventories
and
and promotion
international
outpayment
DOMESTIC INTERCONNECT AND
INTERNATIONAL OUTPAYMENT
The Group’s domestic interconnect and
international outpayment increased
marginally by 3.9% (RM77.2 million)
from RM1,962.1 million recorded in
2006 to RM2,039.3 million in 2007 and
accounted for 13.8% of the total
operating costs.
STAFF COSTS
The Group’s staff costs rose by 5.8%
(RM115.7 million) from RM1,991.4 million
in 2006 to RM2,107.1 million in 2007 and
accounted for 14.2% of total operating
costs. Notable increase was noted in
Celcom (RM48.2 million), Dialog (RM22.5
million), VADS (RM13.5 million), XL
(RM14.2 million), TM Payphone Sdn Bhd
(TMP) (RM18.0 million), TMIB (RM4.9
million) and GITN (RM5.5 million) arising
from annual increment, higher provision
for bonus and increase in headcount to
support business expansion. The
3,287.6
2,343.6
377.1
303.9
667.3
619.1
840.3
1,357.9
'06 '07
731.8
2,039.3
1,962.1
(RM Million)
2,107.1
Operating Costs
For the year ended 31 December 2007
the Group’s operating costs rose by
13.2% (RM1,733.0 million) to RM14,820.1
million in 2007 as compared to
RM13,087.1 million recorded in 2006
mainly due to higher marketing related
expenses, impairment of property, plant
and equipment, allowance for
diminution in value of long term
investments, one-off penalty charges
and lower foreign exchange gain as
explained below.
1,991.4
OPERATING COSTS
4,143.5
Dialog Telekom PLC (formerly known as
Dialog Telekom Limited) (Dialog)
continued to show steady growth in
revenue of 26.6% from SLR25,679.5
million (RM907.0 million) to SLR32,518.6
million (RM1,011.3 million) despite its
challenging operating environment. TM
International (Bangladesh) Limited
(TMIB) also registered 9.5% revenue
growth from BDT13,139.6 million
(RM704.3 million) in 2006 to
BDT14,390.1 million (RM718.7 million) in
2007. Non-consolidation of Telekom
Networks Malawi Limited (TNM)
following disposal in April 2007 reduced
the net increase. TNM contributed
RM98.4 million in 2006 as compared to
RM28.7 million in 2007.
Fixed line services contributed
RM6,620.3 million to the Group’s
revenue in 2007, a marginal increase of
0.3% (RM17.2 million) from RM6,603.1
million recorded in 2006. This
turnaround was mainly attributed to
higher data revenue resulting from the
demand for higher speed services and
higher revenue from RWO resulting
from new billable projects. Higher
contribution from VADS Berhad (VADS)
and GITN Sdn Berhad (GITN) also
contributed to the increase in revenue
from the fixed-line segment.
4,001.5
XL posted a year-on-year revenue
growth (after discounts) of 38.3% from
IDR5,777.7 billion (RM2,310.4 million) in
2006 to IDR7,989.5 billion (RM3,011.0
million) in the current year arising from
increase in customer base, mainly
attributable to successful execution of
several key strategies, especially in
pricing and distribution channel
management.
Group Financial Review
1,133.7
Group Financial Review
'06 '07
'06 '07
Allowance
for doubtful
debts
Other
operating
costs
Company, however, recorded lower costs
of RM10.1 million due to reversal of
excess bonus provision and lower cost
on the employees’ share option scheme.
MARKETING, ADVERTISING AND
PROMOTION
The Company, Celcom, XL and Dialog
jointly contributed to higher marketing,
advertisement and promotion costs
which grew by 19.8% (RM224.2 million)
from RM1,133.7 million in 2006 to
RM1,357.9 million in 2007 due to
aggressive marketing activities to
promote new products and services.
XL and Dialog registered higher cost of
prepaid cards by RM30.8 million and
RM10.1 million respectively in line with
their increased customer base and
higher revenue. Celcom, however,
incurred lower cost of prepaid cards by
RM16.0 million following the introduction
of the 2 in 1 recharge card.
The Company registered higher
subscriber equipment cost arising from
installation for Streamyx whereas higher
cable cost was the result of cable theft.
SUPPLIES AND INVENTORIES
The Group’s supplies and inventories
costs grew to RM667.3 million, an
increase of 7.8% (RM48.2 million) over
RM619.1 million recorded in 2006 mainly
due to the higher cost of prepaid cards,
subscriber equipment and cables.
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Performance
Review
Group Financial Review
Group Financial Review
Profit for the Year
OTHER SIGNIFICANT ONE-OFF
CHARGES
During the year, TMIB has recognised
an administrative fine by the local
government of RM72.8 million for
revenue loss.
Group Company
'03
Group Company
ALLOWANCE FOR DOUBTFUL DEBTS
For the current year, the Group’s
doubtful debts expense increased by
24.1% from RM303.9 million recorded in
2006 to RM377.1 million in 2007. The
Company mainly contributed to the
higher expense due to a one-off
allowance for wholesale global debts.
Celcom, XL and Dialog registered lower
allowance for bad debts by RM8.5
million, RM5.0 million and RM3.1
million respectively which mitigated the
net impact of the one-off allowance to
the Group’s bottom-line.
ALLOWANCE FOR DIMINUTION IN
VALUE OF LONG TERM INVESTMENTS
Following the review of impairment in
the value of long term investments, an
allowance for diminution in value
amounting to RM80.0 million was made
in the current year.
'05
Group Company
'06
998.9
2,631.6
534.7
2,302.3
855.5
Group Company
'04
60
408.4
561.8
2,688.5
1,505.4
590.2
(RM Million)
Group Company
'07
FOREIGN EXCHANGE DIFFERENCES
In line with the appreciation of Ringgit
Malaysia against US Dollar, the
Company recorded significant gain on
foreign exchange of RM197.6 million in
2007, largely arising from the
revaluation of borrowings in US Dollar.
However, this gain was RM63.1 million
lesser as compared to the foreign
exchange gain recorded in the
preceding year.
In addition, XL suffered substantial
losses on foreign exchange amounting
to RM124.4 million as compared to a
significant gain of RM138.0 million in
2006 primarily due to the revaluation of
borrowings in US Dollar as well as
payables in foreign currencies.
As a result, a net gain on foreign
exchange of RM38.6 million was
recorded in the current year as
compared to a net gain of RM361.0
million recorded in the preceding year.
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ANNUAL REPORT 2007
In addition, XL has recognised penalty
charges on late payment of withholding
tax on off-shore interest payments of
RM22.0 million following the
Directorates General for Taxation’s
(DGT’s) rejection of XL’s objection on
DGT’s assessment requiring XL to pay
higher withholding tax on off-shore
interest payments. Celcom also
recognised some penalties on late
payment of taxation liabilities.
OTHER OPERATING INCOME
Other operating income increased
significantly from RM178.5 million in
2006 to RM460.5 million in 2007 largely
due to gain on dilution and disposal of
subsidiaries amounting to RM248.0
million. During the year, the Group
disposed its 4.62% equity interest in
Dialog and its entire 60.0% equity
interest in TNM.
Higher dividend income from unquoted
long term investments and gain on
disposal of non-current asset held for
sale also contributed to the increase in
other operating income.
NET FINANCE COST
XL and TMIB mainly contributed to
higher finance cost which increased by
RM199.0 million in 2007 as compared to
2006. XL incurred higher finance cost of
RM170.9 million, mainly arising from
higher withholding tax on off-shore
interest payments for the years 2004 to
2007. TMIB recorded higher cost by
RM35.5 million due to increased
borrowings. The impact of the above
increase was mitigated by the lower
finance cost incurred by Celcom of
RM24.0 million due to repayment of loan.
Finance income in 2007 was 12.9%
(RM30.1 million) lower as compared to
2006 following lower income at the
Company, Celcom, TMIB and Dialog.
Consequent from the above, the Group’s
net finance cost increased by 59.1%
from RM387.9 million in 2006 to
RM617.0 million in 2007.
CONTRIBUTION FROM
JOINTLY CONTROLLED
ENTITIES AND ASSOCIATES
The share of results in jointly controlled
entities in 2007 of RM175.5 million was
significantly higher than RM10.6 million
recorded in 2006, largely due to share of
Spice Communications Limited’s (Spice)
gain on sale of telecommunication
towers. Spice recognised a net gain of
RM328.6 million arising from the sale of
telecommunication towers. The towers
will be leased back from the purchaser
effective 1 January 2008. The Group’s
share of the gain was RM128.8 million.
SunShare Investments Ltd also
contributed higher profits of RM42.2
million as compared to RM38.0 million
in 2006.
The Group also recognised a gain on
dilution of equity interest in Spice of
RM71.3 million in the current year
arising from its initial public offering.
Contributions from associates in the
current year of RM29.5 million was
48.2% higher than RM19.9 million
recorded in 2006 and was largely
attributed to improved performance of
Celcom’s associates.
TAXATION EXPENSES
The Group’s effective tax rate in 2007
was 16.3% as compared to 26.5% in
2006 mainly due to one-off capital gain
that was not subjected to tax and the
reversal of excess prior years’
provisions for current and deferred tax
mainly at the Company level.
Excluding the reversal of excess
provisions in prior years, the current
year effective tax rate would be 23.4%
which was still lower than the statutory
tax rate mainly due to one-off capital
gain that was not subjected to tax.
Reduction in deferred tax arising from
the change in tax rate from 26.0% to
25.0% also contributed to the lower
effective tax rate in the current year.
PROFITABILITY
Consequent from improved performance
of Celcom, one-off capital gain and
higher contribution from jointly controlled
entities, the Group recorded a 23.1%
increase in profit after tax and minority
interests from RM2,068.8 million in 2006
to RM2,547.7 million in 2007.
TOTAL ASSETS
Total assets of the Group grew
marginally by 5.7% to RM44,221.3
million as compared to RM41,843.5
million in 2006 largely due to the
increase in property, plant and
equipment, intangible assets,
investments in jointly controlled entities,
trade and other receivables, non-current
assets held for sale net of decrease in
cash and bank balances.
INTANGIBLE ASSETS
During the year, the Group acquired an
additional 7.38% equity interest in XL.
The goodwill on acquisition arising from
this transaction of RM286.3 million was
included in intangible assets.
In addition, goodwill totalling RM180.8
million arising from the acquisitions of
equity interest in XL, Telekom Malaysia
International (Cambodia) Company
Limited and Celcom Timur (Sabah) Sdn
Bhd in 2006 which was previously
recorded in equity has now been
reclassified as intangible assets.
Consequent from the above, the Group’s
intangible assets increased by 5.7%
(RM401.8 million) from RM7,059.1 million
in 2006 to RM7,460.9 million in 2007.
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Performance
Review
Celcom and TM Net Sdn Bhd also
recorded a reduction of RM175.9 million
and RM52.3 million respectively. The
exclusion of PPE of TNM and TMP
following the disposal of both
companies during the year reduced the
net increase by RM66.7 million and
RM36.5 million respectively.
In addition, the strengthening of Ringgit
Malaysia against the local currency of
foreign subsidiaries, i.e. XL, Dialog and
TMIB, resulted in foreign exchange
losses on translation of PPE for the
current year amounting to RM532.6
million. This loss is debited directly to
foreign translation reserve.
62
CASH AND BANK BALANCES
Cash and bank balances of the Group
decreased by 10.9% (RM508.6 million) to
RM4,171.8 million mainly due to higher
dividend payment to equity holder of the
company of RM1,402.4 million in 2007
as compared to RM1,001.9 million in
2006. Consequent from aggressive
network expansion undertaken by
foreign subsidiaries, the cash outflow
for purchase of PPE also increased
substantially by RM604.4 million.
This was however offset by zero cash
outflow for investment in JCE as
compared to cash outflow of RM659.4
million in 2006.
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Celcom, XL and TMIB recorded higher
trade and other payables by RM226.9
million, RM260.9 million and RM86.7
million respectively consequent from
business and network expansion and
jointly contributed to the increase in
trade and other payables of RM788.7
million at Group level.
EPS
(sen)
'03
ROE
(%)
EPS
(sen)
ROE
(%)
EPS
(sen)
'04
SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
The Company and XL jointly contributed
to higher deferred revenue which
increased by RM163.4 million between
the years under review. The Company
recorded higher deferred revenue of
RM62.7 million due to change in basis
of revenue recognition in respect of
prepaid cards from the point of sale to
the point of usage. Higher deferred
revenue of XL is in line with increase in
prepaid customers.
The Group’s shareholders’ equity
remained strong at RM19,802.1 million,
despite declining marginally from
RM19,911.1 million as at 31 December
2006. The slight decrease was primarily
due to higher appropriation from
dividend payments and the special
dividend declared during the year
amounting to RM3,056.9 million
compared to the increase from profit
attributable to equity holders of the
Company of RM2,547.7 million and the
increase in paid-up capital and share
premium pursuant to employees
exercising their share options under
the Company’s employees’ share
options scheme.
DIVIDEND PAYABLE
In December 2007, the Company has
declared the payment of a special gross
dividend of 65.0 sen per share less tax
at 26.0% in respect of the current year.
Consequently, the dividend payable
amounting to RM1,654.5 million was
recognised as liability in the Group
Consolidated Balance Sheet as at
31 December 2007.
EARNINGS PER SHARE AND RETURN
ON SHAREHOLDERS’ EQUITY
Consequent from higher profit for the
year attributable to equity holders of the
Company as mentioned above, basic
earnings per share (EPS) increased from
61.0 sen in 2006 to 74.4 sen in 2007.
Accordingly, return on shareholders’
equity (ROE) also increased from 10.6%
in 2006 to 12.8% in 2007.
'05
ROE
(%)
10.6
61.0
4.3
23.9
TRADE AND OTHER PAYABLES
Trade and other payables of the Group
which include deferred revenue,
increased substantially by 16.8%
(RM961.8 million) between 2006 and
2007.
EPS
(sen)
'06
ROE
(%)
74.4
(RM Million)
14.8
Shareholders’ Equity
The Group’s total liabilities stood at
RM23,569.8 million at the end of 2007,
increased by 11.7% (RM2,473.9 million)
as compared to RM21,095.9 million a
year ago primarily attributed to
increased trade and other payables and
dividend payable.
78.6
TRADE AND OTHER RECEIVABLES
The Group’s trade and other receivables
grew significantly by 27.0% (RM934.5
million) from RM3,464.1 million in 2006
to RM4,398.6 million in 2007. The
Company accounted for RM594.5 million
of the increase arising from the
increase in Internet access and
international receivables and higher tax
recoverable.
TOTAL LIABILITIES
9.4
INVESTMENTS IN JOINTLY
CONTROLLED ENTITIES (JCE)
Consequent from share of higher profits
of JCE, the Group’s investments in
jointly controlled entities increased by
26.9% from RM807.5 million in 2006 to
RM1,024.4 million in 2007.
45.5
PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT
(PPE)
The Group’s PPE increased by 1.3%
(RM303.0 million) to RM23,983.3 million
in 2007 as compared to RM23,680.3
million in the preceding year arising
mainly from increased capital
expenditure for network expansions at
XL, Dialog and TMIB of RM1,464.2
million, RM390.2 million and RM164.6
million respectively. However, PPE at
the Company level reduced significantly
by RM1,273.4 million mainly due to the
net book value of four buildings under
the sale and leaseback arrangement
amounting to RM988.4 million being
reclassified to non-current assets held
for sale as well as lower capital
expenditure in 2007.
Group Financial Review
12.8
Group Financial Review
EPS
(sen)
ROE
(%)
'07
DIVIDENDS
For the current year ended 31 December
2007, an interim gross dividend of 26.0
sen per share less tax at 27.0% was
paid on 4 September 2007 to
shareholders whose names appear in
the Register of Members and Record of
Depositors on 20 August 2007. Together
with the proposed final gross dividend
of 22.0 sen per share less tax at 26.0%
subject to the shareholders’ approval at
the forthcoming 23rd Annual General
Meeting of the Company, the total
payout based on the issued and paid-up
capital as at 31 December 2007 would
be RM1,212.9 million. This represents
47.6% of the net profit for the year which
is in line with the Company’s dividend
policy of between 40.0% and 60.0% of
the profit attributable to equity holders.
Including the special gross dividend of
65.0 sen less tax at 26.0% amounting
to RM1,654.5 million that was declared
on 10 December 2007 and paid on
31 January 2008, the total dividend
payout would amount to approximately
RM2,867.4 million, representing 112.5%
of the profit attributable to equity holders.
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ANNUAL REPORT 2007
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Performance
Review
Business & Other
Statistics
YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER
2003
YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER
2004
2005
2006
2007
MALAYSIA BUSINESS
Customer Base
1. Residential Telephone
2. Business Telephone
3. Public Payphones
4. Leased Circuits
5. ISDN
6. Other Services (Telex & Maypac)
7. Toll Free (1-300 & 1-800)
8. Total access lines
9. Total access lines per 100 population
10. Access Services
11. Application Services
12. Content Services
13. Broadband
– Streamyx
– Streamyx Hotspot
– Direct
Network Capacity (’000)
14. Kilometers Cable pair
15. Fibre kilometers
16. Exchange lines
17. International gateway exchange
Productivity
18. Number of employees
19. Number of access line per employee
Quality of Service
20. Total Faults report per line – PSTN
21. Total complaints per 1,000 lines – PSTN
22. Leased circuits fault restoration (within 24 hrs)
23. Complaints of bill issued (%) – TM Net
24. Number of complaints per 1,000 cust. – TM Net
3,328,456
1,295,185
79,613
—
63,587
4,488
2,195
4,623,641
18.1
1,741,108
9,158
480,290
107,200
100,529
6,671
—
3,236,457
1,429,675
73,498
54,733
58,469
3,889
3,156
4,416,135
17.2
2,178,406
9,685
636,491
269,112
257,099
12,013
—
2,886,077
1,457,112
70,063
48,437
52,876
3,826
3,425
4,343,189
16.6
2,564,407
21,633
796,489
491,409
478,469
11,920
1,020
2,924,284
1,509,542
64,567
46,409
51,414
3,480
3,857
4,433,826
16.6
3,189,517
284,890*1
1,023,409
864,358
736,714
125,783
1,861
2,942,613
1,438,220
46,787
56,790
53,284
1,365
2,708
4,380,833
16.0*2
3,815,283
219,329
1,262,007
1,265,308
999,722
264,259
1,327
31,040
472
8,679
45.7
31,644
637
8,684
45.7
32,110
722
8,684
45.7
32,559
790
8,684
43.1
32,858
831
8,693
50.0
—
—
17,846
247.5
16,097
269.8
15,228
291.2
15,625
280.4
0.30
4.2
97.5
0.09
46
0.28
0.23
93.7
0.07
28
0.15
—
99.7
0.02
22
0.14
—
99.3
0.02
12
0.29
3.86
99.7
0.07
4
1,176,860
3,160,065
4,336,925
1,104,419
4,230,998
5,335,417
1,118,138
5,740,078
6,858,216
1,230,517
4,848,753
6,079,270
1,282,264
5,920,095
7,202,359
CELCOM (MALAYSIA) BERHAD
Customers
1. Postpaid
2. Prepaid
3. Total Customers
Notes:
*1: Value Added Services (VAS) are reflected in Application Services for 2006.
*2: Based on forecasted value at 0.33% growth from MCMC Q3 2007 figure; 27.4 million population.
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2003
2004
2005
2006
2007
Network Capacity
1. No. of GSM Stations
2. No. of 3G Stations
3. Network Customer capacity (’000)
4. Coverage populated area (%)
5,322
3,749
— not launched —
5,046
5,289
95
96
4,202
806
7,222
97
5,053
1,499
8,534
98
5,801
2,280
10,223
98.50
Productivity
1. Number of employees
2. Revenue per employee (RM’000)
3. Customer per employee
4,264
858
1,017
4,019
1,063
1,328
3,461
1,306
1,982
3,679
1,239
1,652
3,692
1,397
1,951
—
99.37
99.41
99.42
99.69
2,943,972
825,284
401,680
3,791,049
1,358,641
1,103,465
6,978,519
2,123,801
3,051,917
9,527,970
3,105,649
5,762,093
15,468,600
4,259,529
7,183,382
84,221
103,147
154,504
228,969
1,068,000
15,536
1,162,000
16,211
1,246,000
19,042
1,337,000
20,459
311,650
3,800,633
1,535,000
30,568
1,491
588
369
2,357
672
505
4,324
833
1,548
96
136
170
202
20
28
29
56
500
3,663
(approx.) 1,300
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1,515
926
378
1,543
1,215
652
1,867
1,711
1,087
2,061
2,290
1,541
2,159
3,423
1,623
387
410
466
470
1,460
28
1,435
36
1,382
46
1,350
47
710
388
351
1,342
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Quality of Service
1. Overall Network Availability (%)
TM INTERNATIONAL BERHAD
Number of Customers
1. PT Excelcomindo Pratama Tbk
2. Dialog Telekom PLC
3. TM International (Bangladesh) Limited
4. Telekom Malaysia International
(Cambodia) Company Limited
5. Spice Communications Limited
6. MobileOne Limited
7. Mobile Telecommunications Company of Esfahan
Network Capacity (number of BTS)
1. PT Excelcomindo Pratama Tbk
2. Dialog Telekom PLC
3. TM International (Bangladesh) Limited
4. Telekom Malaysia International
(Cambodia) Company Limited
5. Spice Communications Limited
6. MobileOne Limited
7. Mobile Telecommunications Company of Esfahan
Number of Employees
1. PT Excelcomindo Pratama Tbk
2. Dialog Telekom PLC
3. TM International (Bangladesh) Limited
4. Telekom Malaysia International (Cambodia)
Company Limited
5. Multinet Pakistan (Private) Limited
6. Spice Communications Limited
7. MobileOne Limited
8. Mobile Telecommunications Company of Esfahan
7,260*
1,211
2,770
11,153
1,000
3,905
* Including 981 Node B.
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Performance
Review
Leadership
Statement Of Value Added
& Distribution Of
Value Added
Value added is a measure of wealth created. The following statement shows the Group's value added for
2006 and 2007 and its distribution by way of payments to employees, governments and shareholders, with
the balance retained in the Group for reinvestment and future growth.
IN RM MILLION
2006
2007
VALUE ADDED
Statement
Revenue
Purchase of goods and services
16,399.2
(7,094.2)
17,842.9
(8,569.5)
Value added by the Group
Other operating income
Finance income
Finance cost
Share of results of jointly controlled entities/associates
Gain on dilution of equity interest in a jointly controlled entity
9,305.0
178.5
234.0
(621.9)
30.5
—
9,273.4
460.5
203.9
(820.9)
205.0
71.3
Value added available for distribution
9,126.1
9,393.2
1,991.4
2,107.1
830.9
511.0
1,001.9
233.5
3,056.9
83.9
4,001.5
1,066.9
4,143.5
(509.2)
9,126.1
9,393.2
DISTRIBUTION
To Employees
Employment cost
To Government
Taxation
To Shareholders
Dividends
Minority interests
Retained for reinvestment and future growth
Depreciation, impairment and amortisation
Retained profit
Total distributed
Distribution Of Value Added
(RM Million)
13.6% /
1,235.4
To Shareholders
– Dividends and
minority interests
55.5% /
5,068.4
Retained for
reinvestment
and future growth
– Depreciation,
impairment,
amortisation and
retained profit
9.1% /
830.9
To Government
– Taxation
21.8% /
1,991.4
To Employees
– Employment
cost
2006
33.5% /
3,140.8
To Shareholders
– Dividends
and minority
interests
38.7% /
3,634.3
Retained for
reinvestment
and future growth
– Depreciation,
impairment,
amortisation
and retained profit
5.4% /
511.0
To Government
– Taxation
22.4% /
2,107.1
To Employees
– Employment
cost
2007
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PROFILE OF DIRECTORS
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GROUP SENIOR MANAGEMENT
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A Marvel of Nature
There is nothing quite like the iridescence of a Paua
shell. From Greens and Pinks to Purples and Blues,
the colours stand out on their own, yet merge fluidly
into each other like magic. But magic it is not. Each
colour comprises a single unique layer of protein and
calcium refracting light. Each shell comprises
thousands upon thousands of such layers. Such
seamless perfection of colour and form is what sets
the Paua apart. And yet another reason why we
marvel at it.
A Pure Form
When it comes to truly standing out, a great deal of
attention is paid to detail but what is also important is
how things are put together. With its wide range of
sophisticated services, extensive portfolio of assets,
partnerships, networks and a demography of customers
that spans nations, TM is all about detail. So it takes a
special kind of vision and resolve to weave them into
an organic entity with a natural incandescence that
comes from purity of form and synergy of function.
Which is why TM stays ahead.
Profile of Directors
Directors
Profile of
Leadership
Tan Sri Dato’ Ir Muhammad Radzi Hj Mansor was appointed Chairman and Director
of TM on 12 July 1999. He graduated with a Diploma in Electrical Engineering in 1962
from Faraday House Engineering College, London and a Masters in Science
(Technological Economics) from the University of Stirling, Scotland in 1975.
A Chartered Professional Engineer registered with the Board of Engineers, Malaysia
and Engineering Council, United Kingdom, he is a corporate member of the Institution
of Engineers, Malaysia, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, United Kingdom
and the Institute of Management, United Kingdom.
He served in various engineering and management capacities in the former Jabatan
Telekom Malaysia (JTM) over a 22-year period, including a three-year secondment as
Technical Adviser to the Ministry of
Energy, Telecommunications and Post.
Tan Sri Radzi retired as Director
General of Telecommunications upon
corporatisation of JTM on 1 January
1987 and was subsequently appointed
as Director of Operations of TM. He
served as Director of Marketing and
Customer Services from 1989 to 1995
and later as Director of Regulatory
Management and External Affairs
before retiring in July 1996. From 1997
to 1999, he was retained as a
Consultant/Advisor on multimedia
flagship application projects for the
Multimedia Development Corporation
Sdn Bhd (MDeC).
TAN SRI DATO’ IR MUHAMMAD
RADZI HJ MANSOR
Non-Independent
Non-Executive Chairman
66 years of age – Malaysian
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Apart from his directorship in several
companies in the TM Group, Tan Sri
Radzi is currently Chairman of Celcom
(Malaysia) Berhad, Dialog Telekom Limited, Sri Lanka, Menara Kuala Lumpur Sdn
Bhd and President Commissioner of PT Excelcomindo Pratama Tbk, Indonesia. He is
co-chairman of the Malaysian Industry-Government Group for High Technology
(MIGHT) and a Director of MDeC.
Tan Sri Radzi served as Chairman of TM’s Board Employees’ Share Option Scheme
(ESOS) Committee until expiry of the ESOS on 31 July 2007. He currently serves as
Chairman of TM’s Board Dispute Resolution Committee. He has attended all the
12 Board of Directors’ Meetings of the Company held during the financial year. He is
a Non-Executive Director nominated by the Minister of Finance, Inc., the Special
Shareholder of TM and has never been charged for any offence. He has no family
relationship with any Director or major shareholder of the Company nor any conflict
of interest with the Company.
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Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid Omar was
appointed Group Chief Executive
Officer (Group CEO) of TM on 1 July
2004. An accountant by training,
Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid is a Fellow of
the Association of Chartered
Certified Accountants (ACCA), United
Kingdom and a member of the
Malaysian Institute of Accountants.
He was formerly the Managing
Director/Chief Executive Officer of
the then United Engineers (Malaysia)
Berhad and UEM World Berhad as
well as the Executive Vice Chairman
of PLUS Expressways Berhad. Prior
to his stint at UEM Group, Dato’ Sri
Abdul Wahid served TM as the Chief
Financial Officer in 2001. He
previously served as a Director of
Group Corporate Services cum Divisional Director, Capital Market & Securities of
Amanah Capital Partners Berhad, Chairman of Amanah Short Deposits Berhad as
well as a Director of Amanah Merchant Bank Berhad and several other companies in
the financial services sector.
He is also currently a Director of Bursa Malaysia Berhad and member of the Financial
Reporting Foundation of Malaysia and the Investment Panel of Lembaga Tabung Haji.
DATO’ SRI ABDUL WAHID OMAR
Group Chief Executive Officer
Non-Independent Executive Director
44 years of age – Malaysian
As the Group CEO, Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid sits on various Board committees including
the Board Tender Committee, Board Dispute Resolution Committee and the Board
ESOS Committee until expiry of the ESOS on 31 July 2007. He is also the Deputy
Chairman of Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad, a Director of VADS Berhad and several other
companies in the TM Group. He was appointed an Alternate Director to Tan Sri Dato’
Ir Muhammad Radzi Hj Mansor on the Board of the Multimedia Development
Corporation Sdn Bhd on 1 May 2005.
Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid has attended all the 12 Board of Directors’ Meetings of the
Company held during the financial year. He is an Executive Director nominated by the
Minister of Finance, Inc., the Special Shareholder of TM. He has never been charged
for any offence and has no family relationship with any Director or major shareholder
of the Company nor any conflict of interest with the Company.
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Leadership
Profile of Directors
Profile of Directors
DATO’ Ir DR ABDUL RAHIM DAUD
Independent Non-Executive Director
59 years of age – Malaysian
DATUK ZALEKHA HASSAN
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
54 years of age – Malaysian
Dato’ Ir Dr Abdul Rahim Daud was appointed to the Board of TM on 7 July 1998.
His academic and professional qualifications are: B.Eng (Hons) Electronic,
Liverpool; M.Sc(Eng) Communication, Birmingham; PhD (Eng), University of Bath,
United Kingdom; MBA(Ohio), USA; P.ENG - Member of Professional Engineer
Malaysia; FIEM - Fellow of Institution of Engineers Malaysia.
Datuk Zalekha Hassan was appointed a Director of TM on 9 January 2008.
She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Malaya.
Datuk Zalekha began her career in the Malaysian civil service in 1977, as an
Assistant Director, in the Training and Career Development division of the Public
Service Department. She continued to serve the Government in numerous
Ministries including the Ministry of Health, Ministry of Social Welfare, Ministry of
National Unity and Social Development prior to commencement of her career in
the Ministry of Finance (MOF) in 1998 as the Senior Assistant Director of the
Budget Division. She has since then continued to serve the MOF in various
capacities. Datuk Zalekha was attached to the Government Procurement
Management Division of the MOF for 7 years before taking up her current appointment as the Deputy Secretary General
(Operation) in MOF.
Datuk Zalekha is also the Chairman of TM’s Board Tender Committee and a Non-Independent Non-Executive member of
TM’s Board Audit Committee. She is a Non-Executive Director nominated by the Minister of Finance, Inc., the Special
Shareholder of TM and has never been charged for any offence. She has no family relationship with any Director or major
shareholder of the Company nor any conflict of interest with the Company.
DATO’ AZMAN MOKHTAR
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
47 years of age – Malaysian
Dato’ Azman was appointed a Director of TM on 1 June 2004. He obtained his
Masters of Philosophy in Development Studies from Darwin College, Cambridge
University as a British Chevening Scholar. Dato’ Azman is a Fellow of the
Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and a Chartered Financial
Analyst (CFA) of the Association of Investment Management and Research
(AIMR). He also holds a postgraduate diploma in Islamic Studies from the
International Islamic University, Malaysia.
Dato’ Azman is the Managing Director of Khazanah Nasional Berhad (Khazanah)
since 1 June 2004 and was the Managing Director of BinaFikir Sdn Bhd until
May 2004. Prior to that, he was the Director, Head of Country Research,
Salomon Smith Barney in Malaysia and Director, Head of Research, the Union
Bank of Switzerland in Malaysia. Prior to that, he was with the then National Electricity Board and Tenaga Nasional Berhad.
Dato’ Azman is a Director of UEM Group Berhad, UEM World Berhad and Malaysian Agrifood Corporation Berhad. He is also
the Chairman of ValueCap Sdn Bhd and South Johor Investment Corporation Berhad. He was appointed Chairman of TM
International Berhad on 3 March 2008.
He is currently the Chairman of TM’s Board Nomination and Remuneration Committee. He has attended 10 out of 12 Board
of Directors’ Meetings of the Company held during the financial year. Dato’ Azman is a Non-Executive Director nominated by
the Company’s major shareholder, Khazanah, and has never been charged for any offence and has no family relationship with
any Director or major shareholder of the Company nor any conflict of interest with the Company.
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He joined Jabatan Telekom Malaysia in 1973. He has been in various senior
positions in TM and in 1996, he was appointed as Chief Operating Officer of
Telco. In July 1998, he was appointed as Executive Director of TM Group and
remained as the Chief Operating Officer of TelCo until 1 February 2001 when he
assumed the position of Executive Director, Corporate Strategy and Development.
He was then appointed as the Group Deputy Chief Executive/Executive Director of
TM from 29 May 2001 until his retirement on 30 June 2004. He remained on the
Board of TM and currently as an Independent Non-Executive Director of TM.
He was the first Malaysian to be elected as Chairman of Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) in London
for 3 terms from September 1999 to November 2002. He also joined the Board of Governor of Intelsat (International Satellite
Consortium in Washington DC) for 2 years until its privatisation in 2002. He has completed the Advanced Management
Program (AMP) from the Harvard Business School and Senior Executive Development Program from the Wharton School of
Business, Pennsylvania, USA. He is an Adjunct Professor of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia.
Dato’ Ir Dr Abdul Rahim served as a member of the Board Tender Committee and also as Chairman/Board Member of a
number of subsidiaries of TM. He has attended all the twelve (12) Board of Directors’ Meetings of the Company held during
the financial year. He has never been charged for any offence and has no family relationship with any Director or major
shareholder of the Company nor any conflict of interest with the Company.
DATO’ LIM KHENG GUAN
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
65 years of age – Malaysian
Dato’ Lim Kheng Guan was appointed to the Board of TM on 23 June 2000.
He is a Chartered Accountant by profession and an Associate Member of the
Malaysian Institute of Accountants, Associate of the Malaysian Institute of
Certified Public Accountants, Fellow of Australian Society of Certified Practicing
Accountants, Associate of the Australian Institute of Bankers and a Member of
the Malaysian Institute of Management. He has also attended Advanced
Management Programs at Manchester Business School, INSEAD and London
Business School.
He has more than 40 years of experience in accounting, management consulting
and senior managerial positions in local and multinational public listed
companies. Currently, he is the Executive Director of Malaysian Management
Consultants Sdn Bhd.
Dato’ Lim Kheng Guan currently serves as an Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board Audit Committee with effect
from 16 August 2007 and also an Independent Non-Executive Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and
Board Dispute Resolution Committee. He is also a Board Member of a number of subsidiaries and associate companies of
TM. He has attended 11 out of 12 Board of Directors’ Meetings of the Company held during the financial year. He has never
been charged for any offence and has no family relationship with any Director or major shareholder of the Company nor any
conflict of interest with the Company.
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Leadership
Profile of Directors
Profile of Directors
YB DATUK NUR JAZLAN TAN SRI MOHAMED
Independent Non-Executive Director
42 years of age – Malaysian
YB Datuk Nur Jazlan was appointed to the Board of TM on 1 June 2004. He is a
Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (FCCA), United
Kingdom. He was a Council Member and Chairman of Public Relations
Committee of Malaysian Institute of Accountants as well as a Council Member of
the Asean Federation of Accountants.
Rosli Man was appointed to the Board of TM on 15 July 2000. He holds a
Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Electrical
Design and Instrumentation) from the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom and
a Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Communications) from
Technical College, Kuala Lumpur.
In addition to his corporate experience in the financial arena, YB Datuk Nur
Jazlan is also active in politics. He is the Head of UMNO Pulai, Johor and also
Chairman of Barisan Nasional for the division. He was an Exco Member of UMNO
Youth from 1996 until 2004. He was re-elected in the recent General Election, as
Member of Parliament for the Pulai Parliamentary Constituency, Johor.
Rosli has more than 26 years of experience in the telecommunications industry.
He joined JTM in 1976 as Assistant Controller where he gained wide exposure in
telecommunication services including the task to implement the country’s first
mobile telecommunication service, i.e. ATUR 450. He then moved to the private
sector by joining the Fleet group as its Group Manager, Technical Services in
1985. From 1988 to 1996, he was instrumental in setting up the first privately
owned telecommunications company in Malaysia, the then Celcom (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Celcom), catering to the cellular
telecommunication business. He left Celcom as its President in 1996 to join Prismanet Sdn Bhd as Managing Director and
held the position until November 1998. In July 2000, he joined Natrindo Telpon Sellular (NTS), the GSM 1800 cellular operator
in East Java, Indonesia as Chief Operating Officer. He left NTS in January 2002.
YB Datuk Nur Jazlan is also a Director of United Malayan Land Bhd, Prinsiptek Corporation Berhad, Jaycorp Berhad and
Penang Port Sdn Bhd, TSH Resources Berhad and Ekowood International Berhad.
YB Datuk Nur Jazlan served as an Independent Non-Executive Chairman of TM’s Board Audit Committee until 29 May 2007.
He is currently a Member of TM’s Board Tender Committee, a Member of Board of Commissioners of PT Excelcomindo
Pratama Tbk, Indonesia and Chairman of Multinet Pakistan (Private) Limited, subsidiaries of TM. He has attended 10 out of
12 Board of Directors’ Meetings of the Company held during the financial year. He has never been charged for any offence
and has no family relationship with any Director or major shareholder of the Company nor any conflict of interest with the
Company.
IR PRABAHAR NK SINGAM
Independent Non-Executive Director
46 years of age – Malaysia
Ir Prabahar was appointed Director of TM on 23 June 2000. He is an engineer
by profession and obtained his Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering) degree
from Portsmouth Polytechnic, United Kingdom in 1985. A member of the Board
of Engineers Malaysia and the Institute of Engineers Malaysia, he is a
professional engineer who has wide experience in the engineering sector,
especially in the areas of consultancy, contracting, project management and
project financing.
Ir Prabahar currently serves as an Independent Non-Executive Member of the
Board Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Board Audit Committee of
TM. He was a Member of TM’s Board Tender Committee until 16 August 2007. He
is also a Board Member of a number of subsidiaries and associate companies of TM. He has attended all the 12 Board of
Directors’ Meetings of the Company held during the financial year. He has never been charged for any offence and has no
family relationship with any Director or major shareholder of the Company nor any conflict of interest with the Company.
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ROSLI MAN
Independent Non-Executive Director
54 years of age – Malaysian
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Rosli currently serves as an Independent Non-Executive Member of the Board Audit Committee of TM. He was a Member of
the Board Tender Committee until 16 August 2007. He is also a Member of the Board of Commissioners of PT Excelcomindo
Pratama Tbk, Indonesia, a subsidiary of TM. He has attended all the 12 Board of Directors’ Meetings of the Company held
during the financial year. He has never been charged for any offence and has no family relationship with any Director or
major shareholder of the Company nor any conflict of interest with the Company.
DYG SADIAH ABG BOHAN
Non-Independent Non-Executive Alternate Director
45 years of age – Malaysian
Dyg Sadiah Abg Bohan was appointed Alternate Director to Datuk Zalekha
Hassan on 9 January 2008 after she ceased to be Alternate Director to
Dato’ Ahmad Hashim on 7 January 2008. She graduated from the University of
Malaya with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in 1986 and holds a Diploma in Public
Administration from the National Institute of Public Administration (INTAN) in
1989. She obtained her Masters in Business Administration from Universiti
Kebangsaan Malaysia in 1998.
Dyg Sadiah began her career in the Malaysian Civil Service in 1989 as an
Assistant Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture. Thereafter, she was assigned
to INTAN and subsequently in 1999, was transferred to the Ministry of Finance.
She is currently the Deputy Under Secretary of the Investment, MOF (Inc) and
Privatisation Division.
Dyg Sadiah is a Director of Penang Port Holdings Berhad and an alternate Director of Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad.
She is also the Alternate Member to Datuk Zalekha Hassan on TM’s Board Tender Committee. She has never been charged
for any offence and has no family relationship with any Director or major shareholder of the Company nor any conflict of
interest with the Company.
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Senior Management
Group
Leadership
Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid, 44, is an
accountant by training. He is a Fellow of
the Association of Chartered Certified
Accountants (ACCA), United Kingdom and
a member of the Malaysian Institute of
Accountants. He has vast experience in
the financial services sector and was the
Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer
of UEM Group, an infrastructure
development conglomerate, prior to his
appointment as Group Chief Executive
Officer of TM on 1 July 2004. He is currently a
Director of Bursa Malaysia Berhad, VADS
Berhad and a member of the Financial
Reporting Foundation of Malaysia and the
Investment Panel of Lembaga Tabung Haji.
DATO’ SRI ABDUL WAHID OMAR
Group Chief Executive Officer
DATUK BAZLAN OSMAN
Group Chief Financial Officer
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DATO’ ZAMZAMZAIRANI MOHD ISA
Chief Executive Officer,
Malaysia Business /
Group CEO Designate,
Telekom Malaysia Berhad
Datuk Bazlan, 44, is a Fellow of the Association
of Chartered Certified Accountants, United
Kingdom and also a Chartered Accountant of the
Malaysian Institute of Accountants. He began his
career as an auditor with a public accounting
firm in 1986 and subsequently served the Sime
Darby Group, holding various positions in its
corporate office, Singapore and Melaka. He later
had a brief stint in American Express in 1993
before joining Kumpulan FIMA Berhad
in 1994, where he was subsequently
appointed Senior Vice President,
Finance/Company Secretary. He joined
Celcom in 2001 and was the Chief
Financial Officer (CFO) prior to his
appointment as TM Group CFO on
1 May 2005. He sits on the boards of
two public listed companies and
several private companies of the
TM Group. He is also a member of
the Issues Committee of the Malaysian
Accounting Standards Board.
Dato’ Zamzamzairani, 47, holds a
Bachelor of Science degree in
Communication Engineering from
Plymouth Polytechnic, United Kingdom
and has attended the Kellog School of
Management’s programme in
‘Corporate Finance, Strategies for
Creating Shareholder Value’. He has
vast experience in the telecommunications
industry and has held senior positions in
several multinational companies within the
industry, such as Global One and Lucent
Technologies (Malaysia), where he led the
companies as the CEO. He was the Senior
Vice President, Group Strategy and
Technology of TM before assuming his
current position as the CEO of Malaysia
Business. Dato’ Zamzamzairani also sits on
the boards of several TM Group subsidiaries,
including VADS Berhad.
Dato’ Jamaludin Ibrahim, 49, was appointed as the Group CEO Designate and Executive
Director of TM International Berhad (TMI) with effect from 3 March 2008.
Prior to the appointment in TMI, Dato’ Jamaludin was the Group Chief Executive Officer
of Maxis Communications Berhad (Maxis). He joined Maxis in 1997 and was appointed
as CEO in 1998. Prior to Maxis, Dato' Jamaludin was the Managing Director and CEO of
Digital Equipment (M) Sdn Bhd from 1993 to 1997. Before that, he spent 12 years in
IBM Malaysia. He started his career in 1981 as a lecturer.
Dato' Jamaludin graduated in 1978 from California State University, United States,
with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a minor in Mathematics.
He obtained his Masters of Business Administration from Portland State University,
Oregon, in 1980, specializing in quantitative methods.
DATO’ JAMALUDIN BIN IBRAHIM
Group CEO Designate/
Executive Director
TM International Berhad
In Malaysia, Dato' Jamaludin is Chairman of the Advisory Board of the National Science
Centre. He also sits on the boards of Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia and Universiti
Tun Abdul Razak Sdn Bhd. He had previously served as board member of the Bridge Mobile
Alliance, World GSM Association, Malaysia Venture Capital Management Berhad, and HeiTech
Padu Berhad.
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Dato’ Sri Mohammed
Shazalli, 46, holds a
Bachelor of Science
(Marketing) degree from
Indiana University,
Bloomington, Indiana, and a
Masters of Business
Administration from St. Louis
University, Missouri, USA. He
was appointed Chief
Executive Officer and Director
of Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad
on 1 September 2005. Prior to
that, he was the CEO of ntv7,
Malaysia’s 7th terrestrial TV
station, since its inception in
1998. He gained vast experience
in the Fast Moving Consumer
Goods Industry, working for Lever
Brothers from 1987 to 1993,
followed by Malaysian Tobacco
Company (MTC) and British
American Tobacco (BAT) from
1993 until 1996, both in Malaysia
and the United Kingdom.
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KHAIRUSSALEH RAMLI
Chief Executive Officer,
TM Ventures
DATO’ SRI MOHAMMED
SHAZALLI RAMLY
Chief Executive Officer,
Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad
DATO’ YUSOF ANNUAR YAACOB
Chief Executive Officer,
TM International Berhad /
Group CFO Designate/
Executive Director,
TM International Berhad
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Khairussaleh, 40, holds a
Business Administration
degree from Washington
University, St Louis,
Missouri, in 1989. He has
more than 17 years
experience, primarily in
financial services. He
served the Public Bank
Group for 7 years and
gained experience in corporate
banking, equity research and futures
broking, where his last position in the
Group was Executive Director of PB
Futures. He spent 8 years at Bursa
Malaysia Berhad, his last position
there being the Chief Financial Officer
before joining TM as the Chief
Executive Officer, TM Ventures in
September 2006.
Dato’ Yusof Annuar, 42, is a Chartered
Accountant by profession. He completed his
Chartered Institute of Management
Accountants professional examination from
the London School of Accountancy in 1987.
He has both investment banking and
corporate management experience. His
investment banking career included stints
at S.G. Warburg & Co (now known as UBS
Warburg), ING Barings Securities Singapore
and the Merrill Lynch & Co affiliate
in Malaysia. Prior to his
appointment as Chief Executive
Officer of TM International Berhad
on 1 June 2005, he was an
Executive Director at OCB Berhad
and a Board member of a number
of other public listed companies in
Malaysia. Currently, he is also a
Board member of several public
listed and private companies, locally
and internationally. Post demerger,
Dato’ Yusof will assume the
position of Group CFO/Executive
Director in the enlarged TM
International Berhad.
Dato’ Adnan Rofiee, 53 holds a Bachelors degree in
Electronic Engineering from Brighton Polytechnic,
United Kingdom. He has 30 years of experience in
the telecommunications industry where he began his
career with JTM in 1977 as a Planning Engineer,
Customer Access Network for the Central Region.
He was later appointed General Manager of the
Sarawak Operations Area in 1994. He was the
Managing Director of Ghana Telecommunications Co
Ltd, an associate company of TM, in 2000 and
subsequently appointed the CEO of TM Cellular Sdn Bhd in
February 2001. He was the Senior Vice President of Major
Business & Government before assuming his current position
as the Chief Operating Officer of TM Retail since 1 July 2004.
DENNIS KOH SENG HUAT
Chief Executive Officer,
VADS Berhad
DATO’ ADNAN ROFIEE
Chief Operating Officer,
TM Retail
Dennis Koh, 46 holds a Bachelor of Science (Engineering)
degree in Computer Science from the Imperial College of
Science & Technology, University of London, United Kingdom
in 1984. He began his career in computer networking in 1985
with Malaysian Airlines Systems Berhad. In 1990, he moved
to Paris to join Societe Internationale de Telecommunications
Aeronautiques (SITA) as a Project Manager. He then joined a
new start-up company, VADS Berhad which was a joint-venture
between IBM (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and TM then. Over the next
13 years, he held various senior positions before assuming his
current position as the Chief Executive Officer of VADS Berhad on
1 June 2005.
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Group Senior Management
Group Senior Management
ZAID HAMZAH
Senior Vice President,
Group Regulatory,
Legal & Compliance
Zaid, 48, is a lawyer with a Bachelor of Law
degree from National University of Singapore.
He completed his Masters from Fletcher
School of Law & Diplomacy, Tufts University,
USA on a Fulbright Scholarship. He has over
22 years of professional work experience
spanning government service, legal practice
and in-house counsel work with an MNC. He
started his career with the Singapore Ministry
of Foreign Affairs, where he spent almost 10
years as the Senior Assistant Director. Zaid
specialises in strategic value creation and risk
management in the technology sector and is the
author of 5 books on Law, Technology and Strategy.
He was a consultant to Microsoft’s Legal &
Corporate Affairs, Asia Pacific, based in Singapore
before joining TM on 2 April 2007 as Senior Vice
President, Group Regulatory, Legal & Compliance.
Dato’ Abdul Aziz, 54, holds a Bachelor of Economics (Hons)
degree from the University of Malaya. He began his career in
1977 as a Fleet Planning Coordinator with Malaysian Airlines
Systems Berhad. He subsequently joined Shell in 1979 where
he spent the next 20 years in several management positions
in Internal Audit, Marketing Economics, Sales & Marketing,
Supply/Distribution Logistics and Human Resource.
He left for an international assignment in 1991 with
the Shell Group based in London, where he was the
shareholders’ representative, overseeing Shell’s
business interests in Hong Kong and China. He later
served as Executive Vice President, Human Resource
of RHB Bank Berhad, responsible for setting the
direction, formulating and overseeing the
implementation of HR Strategies before joining TM
on 18 October 2004 as Senior Vice President, Group
Human Resource.
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DATO’ ABDUL AZIZ ABU BAKAR
Senior Vice President,
Group Human Resource
AHMAD AZHAR YAHYA
Group Chief
Information Officer
Ahmad Azhar, 44, holds a
Bachelor of Science degree in
Electrical Engineering from
Oklahoma State University.
He began his career as an
engineer in Agilent Technologies
(formerly known as Hewlett
Packard) in 1987. He then joined
Accenture in 1990 servicing
clients in Malaysia, Asia and
Middle East in various industries
namely communications, high
technology, oil and gas and
public sector services. His
experiences include strategic planning
and change management, business and
operations support systems, enterprise
resource management, revenue and
customer relationship management.
He became a Partner at Accenture in
2000 before joining TM as Group Chief
Information Officer on 2 August 2004.
Hashim, 49, holds a Bachelor of Science
degree from Queen Elizabeth College,
University of London and a Masters in
Business Administration (MBA) in
International Management from RMIT
University in Melbourne, Australia.
Hashim is the former Vice President and
current Chartered Fellow of The Institute
of Internal Auditors Malaysia, and a
member of the Malaysian Institute of
Management. He has been a
member of the Investigation
Tribunal, Advocates and Solicitors
Disciplinary Board, Bar Council
Malaysia since 2004. He is also a
Chartered Chemist and member of
the Royal Society of Chemistry,
United Kingdom. Hashim spent 21
years in Shell Malaysia holding
various management positions
spanning marketing, sales,
manufacturing, operations, logistics,
information technology and internal
audit. He joined TM as the Group
Chief Auditor in October 2002.
HASHIM MOHAMMED
Group Chief Auditor
Gazali, 50, holds a Bachelor of
Science (Finance) degree from
Northern Illinois University,
and in 1982 obtained a
Masters in Business
Administration (MBA) from
Governors State University.
He gained vast experience in
corporate banking and
corporate finance while serving
at a local merchant bank prior
to joining TM in 1990. In TM,
he was involved in treasury
management, fund raising
activities, mergers and
acquisitions, investor relations
GAZALI HARUN
and overseeing the Enterprise Group Chief Procurement
Risk Management Programme Officer
for the Group. Prior to his
appointment as Group Chief
Procurement Officer of TM on
1 June 2005, he was the Vice
President, Finance, of
TM Wholesale.
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Leadership
Group Senior Management
Mohd Noor, 53, holds a
Masters of Business
Administration from the
University of Wales, United
Kingdom. He is also a
Chartered Accountant and a
member of the Malaysian
Institute of Accountants. He
was the General Manager
of Strategy & Business
Analysis of TM International
Berhad (TM International),
before assuming his current
position as Vice President, Group
Performance Improvement
Management Office of TM. Mohd
Noor has contributed significantly
to the development of
TM International since 2004,
particularly during the
acquisitions in Pakistan,
Indonesia, Singapore, India,
Cambodia and Thailand.
He started his career with
Petronas where he spent a total
of 18 years and subsequently
joined Kumpulan Guthrie Berhad.
Prior to joining TM International,
he was the CEO of an IT
consultancy company in
Singapore for 3 years.
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WANG CHENG YONG
Company Secretary
MOHD NOOR OMAR
Vice President,
Group Performance Improvement
Management Office
MARIAM BEVI BATCHA
General Manager,
Group Corporate Communications
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Yong, 53, has been the
Company Secretary of
TM since 1998. A qualified
Company Secretary by
training, she is an
Associate member of the
Institute of Chartered
Secretaries and
Administrators. She gained
accounting and secretarial
experience in Postel Investment
Management Ltd in the United Kingdom
in 1980 and subsequently, upon her
return to Malaysia in 1984, as an
Accountant/Company Secretary in a
stock/share broking company and
Corporate Secretary in a secretarial
company, affiliated to the then Arthur
Young International. She joined BHL
Bank Berhad in 1988 and left as the
Senior Secretarial Officer in 1991 to
join TM’s Company Secretarial Division.
Mariam, 44, holds a Bachelor of Business
(Business Administration) with Distinction
from RMIT University in Melbourne,
Australia and a Diploma in Public Relations
from the Institute of Public Relations
Malaysia (IPRM). She is a member
of IPRM and is among the first
batch of PR practitioners to be
accredited by IPRM in 2005. Prior
to joining TM in September 2004 as
General Manager, Group Corporate
Communications, she served as the
Head of Group Corporate
Communications in Amanah Capital
Partners Berhad, and later as the
General Manager of Group
Corporate Communications in
United Engineers (Malaysia)
Berhad/UEM World Berhad.
Hasnul Suhaimi, 50, was appointed President
Director of PT Excelcomindo Pratama
Tbk (XL) in September 2006. Formerly
the President Director of Indosat, he held
various directorship positions in the
Company since 2003. Prior to that, he held
senior positions at Telkomsel and Indosat’s
subsidiary, Indosel.
TM International
Subsidiaries/Associated
Companies/Affiliates
Hasnul graduated from Bandung Institute of
Technology (ITB) in 1981 with an Electrical Engineering
degree before receiving an MBA from the University of
Hawaii in 1992.
HASNUL SUHAIMI
President Director
PT Excelcomindo Pratama Tbk, Indonesia
Director and Group Chief Executive of Dialog Telekom PLC, Dr Wijayasuriya,
39, joined the Company in 1994 as a member of the founding management
team and has functioned in the capacity of Chief Executive Officer of Dialog
Telekom since 1997.
Counting over 15 years of professional experience in mobile
communications, Dr Wijayasuriya has published widely on the subject of
digital mobile communications, including research papers in publications of
the Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), USA, Royal
Society and Institution of Electrical Engineers of the United Kingdom (IEE),
UK. He has made several keynote presentations at international conferences
on digital mobile communications. Dr Wijayasuriya is also a past chairman
of GSM Asia Pacific – the regional interest group of the GSM Association.
DR SHRIDHIR SARIPUTTA HANS
WIJAYASURIYA
Chief Executive/Executive Director
Dialog Telekom PLC, Sri Lanka
A fellow of the Institute of Engineering Technology of the United Kingdom
(IET), Dr Wijayasuriya is a Chartered Professional Engineer registered with
the IET UK. He is also a member of the Institution of Electrical and
Electronic Engineers (IEEE), USA. Dr Wijayasuriya graduated with a degree in
Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Cambridge, United
Kingdom in 1989. He subsequently read for and was awarded a PhD in Digital
Mobile Communications at the University of Bristol, United Kingdom. Dr
Wijayasuriya also holds a Masters in Business Administration from the University
of Warwick, United Kingdom.
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Group Senior Management
Group Senior Management
MUHAMMED YUSOFF MOHD
ZAMRI
Chief Executive Officer
Telekom Malaysia International
(Cambodia) Company Limited,
Cambodia
Muhammed Yusoff Mohd Zamri, 43,
was appointed Chief Executive Officer
of Telekom Malaysia International
(Cambodia) Company Limited (TMIC)
in February 2007. After obtaining his
Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial)
from Monash University, Australia in
1987, he began his career with INTEL
in 1988. Subsequently, he moved into
the service industry with American
Express from 1990 to 1993.
Yusoff has both cellular operator and
telecommunications vendor experience. His mobile
operator experience includes stints at Celcom and
in Uzmacom as Director of Marketing and
Business Development for a new mobile operator
in Uzbekistan from 1996 to 2000. Prior to his
appointment in TMIC, he was attached to various
international companies such as Lucent
Technologies, Schlumberger and Atos Origin.
Adnan, one of the pioneers of Multinet Pakistan (Private)
Limited, has been the driving force behind the Company and
is responsible for spearheading the successful deployment of
the nationwide OFN. He has a degree in Science (Civil
Engineering) from Wisconsin, USA and a Masters in Science
(Civil Engineering) from Minnesota, USA. He has a rich and
progressively diverse experience of over 24 years in
structural and forensic engineering, construction
management, quality control and project management.
Adnan has conducted a series of seminars on
Entrepreneurship and Marketing at the Institute of
Business Administration in Karachi as well as Project
Management and Leadership seminars at NED University
in Karachi. He also plays advisory roles in several nonprofit organisations primarily focused on Education and
Health and is on the Executive Council Board for the
Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture and The
Citizen’s Foundation.
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ADNAN ASDAR
Chief Executive Officer
Multinet Pakistan (Private)
Limited, Pakistan
Navin Kaul has over 29 years of experience in managing businesses in highly
competitive markets. He has been in the telecommunications industry right from its
inception in India. He was part of the Modi Telstra team that pioneered cellular
communications in India.
Navin has held leadership positions in the areas of corporate sales, customer care,
revenue assurance and credit risk management. He also has significant exposure in
handling joint-ventures.
NAVIN KAUL
Chief Executive Officer
Spice Communications Limited,
India
In his current role, Navin will be responsible for Spice’s development and growth by
creating financial value, ensuring customer and employee satisfaction and creating strong
processes to build a world-class organisation.
Neil, 55, has been Chief Executive Officer of MobileOne
Limited (M1) since April 1996. He was appointed to M1’s
Board of Directors on 8 November 2002. He is a Fellow of
the Institute of Electrical Engineers and a Fellow of the
Chartered Institute of Marketing.
Neil was formerly Director of Mobile Services at Hong Kong
Telecom CSL Ltd, the largest cellular operator in Hong Kong,
before assuming the position of Managing Director in several
telecommunication companies in Hong Kong and in the
United Kingdom, including Paknet Ltd which launched the
world’s first public packet radio data network. His earlier
years at various units in the Cable and Wireless Group saw him
managing and specialising in telecommunication products, projects
and services in Hong Kong and the Far East, as well as in Bahrain,
Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom.
NEIL MONTEFIORE
Chief Executive Officer
MobileOne Limited, Singapore
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Accountability
Group Senior Management
Seyed Ahmad Sadjjadi, 53,
has been the Managing
Director of Mobile
Telecommunications Company
of Esfahan (MTCE) since
2006. He was formerly the
Chairman of the Board of
Directors in Kerman
Industrial Communications
and a Member of the Board
of Directors at Industrial
University of Khajeh Nasir
Toosi from 1981 to 1989. He has
held various managerial positions
within the Telecommunications
Company of Iran for the Kerman,
Markazi Arak, Golestan and
Esfahan provinces.
He graduated from the Khajeh
Nasir Toosi University with a
Bachelors in Telecommunications
degree and received his Masters
in System Management from the
Governmental Management
Education Centre in Tehran.
WATCHAI VILAILUCK
Chief Executive Officer
Samart I-Mobile Public
Company Limited, Thailand
SEYED AHMAD SADJJADI
Managing Director
Mobile Telecommunications
Company of Esfahan, Iran
CHAROENRATH VILAILUCK
Executive Chairman/
Chief Executive Officer
Samart Corporation Public
Company Limited, Thailand
Watchai Vilailuck, 45, has
helmed Samart I-Mobile
as Executive Chairman
and Chief Executive
Officer since 2003. An
Accounting graduate from
Thammasart University,
he also holds a Certificate
of Director Accreditation
from the Thai Institute of
Directors (IOD).
Watchai began his career as an
Assistant Auditor for SGV-NA Thalang
& Company Limited in 1984.
Subsequently, he held senior
management positions in the Samart
group of companies which included
Samart Telcom Public Company
Limited, Samart Satcom Company
Limited and Samart Engineering
Company Limited.
Charoenrath, 48, has held the position of
Executive Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
for Samart Corporation Public Company Limited
since 1987. In addition, he is also Director for
Samart Telcoms Public Company Limited and
Samart I-Mobile Public Company Limited.
Charoenrath graduated from the University of
Newcastle, Australia with a Bachelors of
Engineering in Electrical Engineering.
He also holds a certificate from the Thai
Institute of Directors.
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CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
88
ACHIEVING BUSINESS
103
OBJECTIVES BY IMPROVING
ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT
(ERM) EXECUTION
* TM International Berhad Chief Executive
Officer Dato’ Yusof Annuar Yaacob oversees
the business and operations for TM
International (Bangladesh) Limited (TMIB).
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CODE OF BUSINESS ETHICS
106
ADDITIONAL COMPLIANCE
INFORMATION
108
AUDIT COMMITTEE REPORT
114
DIRECTORS STATEMENT ON
INTERNAL CONTROL
121
Statement on Corporate Governance
INTRODUCTION
Corporate Governance
Statement on
Accountability
“Company Directors have a fiduciary duty to shareholders to
ensure that the principles of good corporate governance are
properly enforced. In this case, I believe that transparency and
openness remain the best deterrent against corruption and
fraud. As company directors, you must always ensure
transparency in governance. You must be prepared to scrutinize
and to probe. You must be prepared to ask uncomfortable
questions, and to receive uncomfortable answers. I would like to
call upon all those charged with the responsibility of being
company directors to dispense it well. It is a responsibility that
you hold, not only towards your shareholders and your own
conscience, but also towards the nation.”
– Excerpts from a speech by the Honourable Prime Minister of Malaysia, Dato’ Seri Abdullah Hj Ahmad
Badawi, at the Corporate Leaders’ Banquet on 7 February 2007, organised by the Malaysian Institute of
Directors.
Transparency-hallmark of corporate governance
Corporate Governance is about the way
in which Boards oversee the running of
the company by its managers and about
how Boards are in turn accountable to
shareholders in particular and
stakeholders in general. The presence
of an effective Corporate Governance
framework provides the confidence
necessary for the proper functioning of
a market economy. Poor governance
undermines corporate integrity and can
expose the company to risk through
fraud and ultimately weakens a
company’s potential.
As one of the leading companies in the
stable of Government-linked Companies
(GLC) in Malaysia, TM has, apart from
abiding to the principles and best
practices as set out in the Malaysian
Code on Corporate Governance
(Malaysian Code), also subscribes to the
principles introduced by the Putrajaya
Committee on GLC High Performance
(PCG) which comprise the Guidelines to
Enhance Board Effectiveness. These
Guidelines, as codified in the ‘Green
Book’ launched on 26 April 2006,
reinforce the recommendations
contained in the Malaysian Code.
The PCG recommended changes and
improvements to the governance of
GLCs based on the following objectives:
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Refocus the role and mandate of
GLC Boards.
Strengthen GLC Board composition.
Intensify GLC Board performance
management.
Upgrade Board structure and
processes.
TM has also taken cognizance of and
adhered to recent amendments to the
Malaysian Code which came into effect
on 1 October 2007, aimed at
strengthening the roles of the Board of
Directors and Audit Committees and the
effective discharge of their respective
roles and responsibilities.
The Board of TM recognises that
corporate governance is not only about
commitment to values and ethical
conduct and provides a framework for
best practices, but also that stakeholder
expectations must be fully understood
and managed, and not assumed. The
Board also believes that a successful
GLC is an organisation whose
performance must be equal if not
better than that of a non-GLC in terms
of profit and efficiency coupled with
responsible employment and corporate
social responsibility. TM’s commitment
is evident in its internal processes,
guidelines and systems, which are
aligned with sound corporate
governance practices aimed at
increased efficiency, transparency and
accountability.
ANOTHER AWARD WINNING
YEAR FOR TM
TM’s commitment to realise
shareholder value is evidenced by the
following awards conferred on the
Company in 2007:
•
Corporate Governance
TM ranked Second place in the
Corporate Governance Survey Report
2007, a joint study by the Minority
Shareholders Watchdog Group
(MSWG) of Malaysia and Nottingham
University Business School, Malaysia
Campus.
•
National Annual Corporate Report
Awards (NACRA) 2007
– TM achieved recognition once
again for its annual report,
clinching the Gold Award for
Overall Excellence during the
National Annual Corporate
Report Awards (NACRA) 2007
ceremony held in Kuala Lumpur.
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•
TM also took home the Industry
Excellence Award for Bursa
Malaysia Main Board Companies
under the Trading & Services
sector for the 11th consecutive
year, as well as won the Gold
Award for Best Designed Annual
Report.
National Award for Management
Accounting (NAfMA) Excellence
Award
TM received the coveted NAfMA
Excellence Award, beating nine
other finalists to take First place in
management accounting best
practices. The NAfMA awards
recognise best practices in
management accounting by
companies in Malaysia that leads to
value creation and excellent
business performance. The awarding
bodies for NAfMA are the Malaysian
Institute of Accountants (MIA) and
Chartered Institute of Management
Accountants (CIMA).
Details of other awards, local and
international, won by TM and its Group
of Companies in 2007 is provided on
pages 38 to 41 inclusive of this
annual report.
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Accountability
Statement on Corporate Governance
COMPLIANCE STATEMENT
The Board will continue to strengthen
governance practices to safeguard the
best interests of shareholders and other
stakeholders. The Company has fully
complied with the principles and best
practices of the Malaysian Code and its
amendments, which took effect on 1
October 2007. This Statement, together
with the Statement on Internal Control
and the Statement on Risk
Management, sets out the manner in
which the Company has applied the
principles and best practices of the
Malaysian Code.
Best practices adopted by TM Group
over and above the recommendations
prescribed in the Malaysian Code are
those recommended by PCG and other
global standards, which the Board has
deemed to be suitable for the Group.
BUILDING A STRONG BOARD
BOARD COMPOSITION AND BALANCE
In 2007, the Board consisted of 9
members, comprising a Non-Executive
Chairman, an Executive Director
designated as the Group Chief Executive
Officer (Group CEO), 2 Non-Independent
Non-Executive Directors and an
Alternate and 5 Independent NonExecutive Directors, representing more
than half of the Board. The Board
believes that its current size, which is
in line with the GLC guidelines, is
appropriate for its purpose.
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Dato’ Lim Kheng Guan is the Senior
Independent Non-Executive Director, to
whom concerns pertaining to the Group
may be conveyed by shareholders and
the public. He also represents and acts
as spokesperson for the Independent
Directors as a group.
Statement on Corporate Governance
Financial and Subsidiary Policy manuals
are in place to ensure that prior TM
Board approvals are obtained for the
following transactions and activities of
the Group within various levels of
authorities:
•
ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
OF THE BOARD
TM Group is led and controlled by an
active and experienced Board consisting
of members with a wide range of
business, financial, technical and public
service backgrounds. This brings depth
and diversity in expertise and
perspectives to the leadership of a
highly regulated communications
business. Directors’ biographies
appearing on pages 70 to 75 inclusive,
of this annual report, represent an
impressive range of experiences, which
are vital to providing strategic direction
and guidance in the management of a
communications company.
The Board has assumed the following
6 core responsibilities in discharging its
stewardship:
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Review and adopt a strategic plan
Oversee and evaluate the conduct of
the Company’s business
Identify and manage principal risks
Succession planning
Develop and implement an investor
relations programme
Review adequacy and integrity of the
Company’s internal controls
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Shareholding and Capital Structure:
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•
Financial Investments and Mergers
& Acquisitions:
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•
Annual Capital Expenditure
Annual Operating Expenditure
Procurement for:
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•
Mergers & Acquisitions
Investments and equity
participation/joint ventures
Divestment of investment or
business
Loan or cash advances to
subsidiaries
Investment in corporate bonds
and securities
Business alliances
Budget
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Equity and long term debt issues
Corporate Guarantees
Change in nature of business
Network assets
Network landed property
Non-network assets/services
Non-network landed property
Others
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Consultancy
Working capital financing
Apart from the above specific
responsibilities, the Board also takes
full, independent responsibility and
accountability for the smooth
functioning of core processes, involving
board governance, business value and
ethical oversight. To facilitate effective
discharge of these responsibilities,
dedicated Board Committees have been
established with clear terms of
references, comprising Directors who
have committed time and effort as
members. The Board committees are
chaired by Non-Executive Directors who
exercise their leadership with the
benefit of in-depth knowledge of the
relevant industry.
The Board meets regularly. In addition
to 9 scheduled meetings during the
year to decide on core issues, 3 interim
or special meetings were held where
immediate decisions were warranted.
This includes consideration of proposals
in relation to mergers and acquisitions
and quarterly financial results.
The attendance of individual Directors at
the 12 Board Meetings held in 2007 is
recorded within the Directors’ biographies
published on pages 70 to 75 inclusive,
in this annual report. Besides the 12
Board Meetings, urgent issues were
considered via a total of 6 Directors’
Circular Resolutions during the year.
ROLES OF THE CHAIRMAN, GROUP
CEO AND NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS
The roles of the Non-Executive
Chairman, Tan Sri Dato’ Ir Muhammad
Radzi Hj Mansor and the Group CEO,
Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, are kept
separate in line with best practice, with
clear division of responsibilities between
them.
The Board’s principal focus is the
overall strategic direction, development
and control of the Group. As such, the
Board approves the Group’s strategic
plan and its annual budget and
throughout the year, reviews the
performance of the operating
subsidiaries against their budgets and
targets. The Group CEO is responsible
for the implementation of broad policies
approved by the Board and he is
obliged to report and discuss at Board
Meetings all material matters currently
or potentially affecting the Group and its
performance, including all strategic
projects and regulatory developments.
The Chairman is responsible for the
integrity and effectiveness of the
relationship between the Non-Executive
and Executive Directors. His interactions
with global leaders of the industry and
relationships with stakeholders and
various institutions, such as his active
participation as a member of the Board
of Engineers, help to bring about the
benefits of the engineering profession to
the Group and society.
Non-Executive Directors provide
considerable depth of knowledge
collectively gained from experiences in a
variety of public and private companies.
The Independent Non-Executive
Directors are independent of
management and free from any
business or other relationship, which
could materially interfere with the
exercise of their independent judgement
as defined under paragraph 1.01 of the
Listing Requirements of Bursa Malaysia
Securities Berhad (Bursa Securities).
They provide unbiased and independent
views in ensuring that the strategies
proposed by the management are fully
deliberated and examined, in the
interest of shareholders, employees,
customers, and the many communities
in which the Group conducts its
business. The independence of the
Non-Executive Directors is constantly
reviewed and benchmarked against best
practices and regulatory provisions.
BOARD APPOINTMENT PROCESS
The Company has in place formal and
transparent procedures for the
appointment of new Directors. These
procedures ensure that all nominees to
the Board are first considered by the
Nomination and Remuneration
Committee, taking into account the
required mix of skills and experience
and other qualities, before making a
recommendation to the Board and
shareholders.
BOARD EFFECTIVENESS EVALUATION
The formal Performance Evaluation
Framework (the Framework) adopted in
2004 and reviewed in 2006, comprises a
Board Effectiveness Assessment and a
Board of Directors' Self/Peer
Assessment. The Framework is
designed to maintain cohesiveness of
the Board and, at the same time,
serves to improve the Board’s
effectiveness.
The broad performance indicators, on
which Board Effectiveness is evaluated,
include board composition, board
administration, board accountability and
responsibility and board conduct.
Performance indicators for individual
directors include their interactive
contributions, understanding of their
roles and quality of input.
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To ensure integrity and independence of
the appraisal process,
PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory
Services Sdn Bhd was engaged as the
independent Adviser to tabulate and
report to the Chairman the results of
the evaluation process. Every board
member is provided with the results of
the self-evaluation marked against peer
evaluation to allow for comparison. TM’s
Board Effectiveness Evaluation has been
instrumental in drawing the Board’s
attention to areas to be addressed.
During the year, similar Board
Effectiveness Evaluations were also
implemented by major subsidiaries
within the Group.
RE-ELECTION OF DIRECTORS
In accordance with the Listing
Requirements of Bursa Securities and
the Company’s Articles of Association,
all Directors are subject to re-election
by rotation once at least every 3 years
and a re-election of Directors shall take
place at each Annual General Meeting.
Executive Directors also rank for reelection by rotation. The re-election of
Directors ensures that shareholders
have a regular opportunity to reassess
the composition of the Board.
Particulars of Directors submitted to
shareholders for re-election are
enumerated in the Statement
accompanying the Notice of Annual
General Meeting (AGM).
DIRECTORS’ REMUNERATION
The framework for the remuneration of
Executive and Non-Executive Directors
is reviewed regularly against market
practices. The remuneration of NonExecutive Directors is based on a
standard fixed fee. Additional allowances
are also paid in accordance with the
number of meetings attended during
the year.
As an Executive Director, the Group
CEO is paid a salary, allowances,
bonuses and other customary benefits
as appropriate to Senior Management
members. TM carries out salary
benchmarking of equivalent jobs in the
market of similar-sized companies to
arrive at appropriate base pay levels.
TM’s Group CEO’s remuneration is
benchmarked against the remuneration
of CEOs of other GLCs, taking into
account job size as determined by Hay
Management Consultant (M) Sdn Bhd.
Subsequently, other salary benchmarks
were also considered with adjustments
provided for the industry TM is in and
its regional exposure. For the senior
management directly reporting to the
Group CEO, the same salary
benchmarks are also done but against
both internally equivalent jobs and also
external jobs in similar sized
companies.
Statement on Corporate Governance
TM has also implemented guidelines
set out in the ‘Blue Book’ applicable to
GLCs, on “Intensifying Performance
Management Practices and
Performance-linked Compensation”
introduced by PCG. According to these
guidelines, a significant portion of TM’s
compensation package for executives
has been made variable in nature, to be
determined based on performance. This
is determined by how well the individual
has performed in the year based on the
approved individual Key Performance
Indicators (KPIs), which are aligned to
the Group Scorecard. The actual size of
the Company’s performance bonus pool
is dependent on how well the Group
has performed on its Scorecard and will
be determined and endorsed by the
Board.
The Group CEO and his direct reports
would be rewarded according to a
combination of how well they have
delivered their KPIs and their ratings on
their 360 degrees feedback, which is
then moderated within a peer group in
order to arrive at a relative ranking
according to a normal distribution curve.
Details of the fees and remuneration of each Director of the Company, categorised into appropriate components for the financial
year ended 31 December 2007, are as follows:
SALARY
FEE
ALLOWANCE
BONUS
BENEFITS
IN-KIND
TOTAL
AMOUNT
1,263,030.00 1
—
60,000.00 2
387,000.00 3
61,057.54 4
1,771,087.54
Tan Sri Dato' Ir Muhammad
Radzi Hj Mansor
—
212,619.71
78,646.47
—
32,476.99
323,743.17
Dato’ Ahmad Hj Hashim
Resigned on 7 January 2008
—
36,000.00
28,950.00
—
1,884.00
66,834.00
Datuk Zalekha Hassan
Appointed on 9 January 2008
—
—
—
—
—
—
Dato’ Azman Mokhtar
—
36,000.00 5
15,000.00 5
—
1,900.92
52,900.92
—
—
1,000.00
—
166.03
1,166.03
—
—
1,000.00
—
1,948.37
2,948.37
—
—
—
—
—
—
Dato' Ir Dr Abdul Rahim Daud
—
106,295.77
51,227.46
—
17,786.79
175,310.02
YB Datuk Nur Jazlan
Tan Sri Mohamed
—
36,000.00
33,109.86
—
1,884.00
70,993.86
Ir Prabahar NK Singam
—
139,098.57
123,885.74
39,447.15
49,616.02
352,047.48
Dato’ Lim Kheng Guan
—
118,478.86
76,507.19
39,447.15
49,872.02
284,305.22
Rosli Man
—
36,000.00
42,346.48
-
2,140.00
80,486.48
1,263,030.00
720,492.91
511,673.20
465,894.30
220,732.68
3,181,823.09
NAME OF DIRECTORS
Non-Independent and
Executive Director:
Dato' Sri Abdul Wahid Omar
Non-Independent and
Non-Executive Directors:
Alternate Directors
(Non-Independent and
Non-Executive Directors):
Leonard Wilfred Yussin
[Alternate Director to
Dato’ Ahmad Hj Hashim]
Resigned on 8 February 2007
Dyg Sadiah Abg Bohan
[Alternate Director to
Dato’ Ahmad Hj Hashim]
Appointed on 8 February 2007 and
resigned on 7 January 2008
Dyg Sadiah Abg Bohan
[Alternate Director to
Datuk Zalekha Hassan]
Appointed on 9 January 2008
Independent and
Non-Executive Directors:
TOTAL AMOUNT
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NOTES:
1
Inclusive of Company’s contribution to provident fund (RM273,030).
2
Car allowances (RM60,000) in lieu of provision of company car.
3
Bonus for financial year ended 2006, paid in 2007.
4
Apart from the above benefits-in–kind, Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid Omar is entitled to Performance Link ESOS which resulted in a total cost of RM483,137 to the Company
pursuant to FRS 2.
5
Paid directly to Khazanah Nasional Berhad.
Accountability
Statement on Corporate Governance
BOARD COMMITTEES
In accordance with TM’s Articles of
Association, the Board delegates certain
responsibilities to Board Committees,
namely, the Audit Committee,
Nomination and Remuneration
Committee, Tender Committee,
Employee Share Option Scheme
Committee and Commercial Dispute
Resolution Committee. All Committees
have written terms of reference and
operating procedures and the Board
receives regular reports of their
proceedings and deliberations. Where
Committees have no authority to make
decisions on matters reserved for the
Board, recommendations would be
highlighted in their respective reports
for the Board of Directors’ deliberation
and endorsement. The Chairpersons of
the various Committees report the
outcome of the committee meetings to
the Board and relevant decisions are
incorporated into the minutes of the
Board of Directors’ meetings. The
details and activities of Board
Committees during the year are
outlined below:
Nomination and Remuneration
Committee
Statement on Corporate Governance
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
•
Membership
Dato’ Azman Mokhtar
(Non-Independent Non-Executive)
Ir Prabahar NK Singam
(Independent Non-Executive)
•
Dato’ Lim Kheng Guan
(Senior Independent Non-Executive)
TM has a combined Nomination
Committee and Remuneration Committee
for the purpose of expediency, since the
same members are entrusted with the
functions of both the Committees. The
members of the Nomination and
Remuneration Committee are mindful
of their dual roles, which are clearly
reflected and demarcated in the
Agendas of each meeting.
•
Remuneration Function
•
The main objectives and principal duties
and responsibilities of the Nomination
and Remuneration Committee (NRC)
are as follows:
Nomination Function
•
•
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To ensure that the Directors of the
Board bring characteristics to the
Board, which provide a required mix
of responsibilities, skills and
experience.
To assist the Board to review on an
annual basis the appropriate
balance and size of Non-Executive
participation and to establish
procedures and processes towards
an annual assessment of the
effectiveness of the Board as a
whole and contribution of each
individual Director and Board
Committee member.
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To set the policy framework and to
make recommendations to the
Board on all elements of the
remuneration package including
terms of employment, reward
structure and fringe benefits for
Executive Director(s) and pivotal
management positions. The aim is
to attract, retain and motivate
individuals of the highest quality.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
•
Set, review, recommend and advise
the policy framework on all
elements of the remuneration such
as reward structure, fringe benefits
and other terms of employment of
the Executive Director(s) having
regard to the overall Group policy
guidelines and framework.
Advise the Board on the
performance of the Executive
Director(s) and an assessment of
their entitlement to performance
related pay and advise the Executive
Director(s) on the remuneration
terms and conditions of senior
management.
Establish and recommend a formal
and transparent procedure for
developing a policy on the
remuneration of the Non-Executive
Chairman, Non-Executive Directors
and Board Committees, which
recommendation shall be decided by
the Board of Directors as a whole.
•
•
•
Authority
•
Main Objectives
Main Objectives
AUDIT COMMITTEE
A full Audit Committee report detailing
the membership, its role and activities
in 2007 is set out on pages 114 to 120
inclusive, of this annual report.
Recommend to the Board
candidates for directorship on the
Board of the Company and Group as
well as membership of all other
Board Committees.
Examine the size of the Board with
a view to determine the number of
Directors on the Board in relation to
its effectiveness and review its
required mix of skills and
experience and other qualities.
Recommend suitable orientation,
educational and training
programmes to continuously train
and equip existing and new
Directors.
•
The Nomination and Remuneration
Committee has the authority to
examine a particular issue and
report back to the Board with
recommendations. The
determination of remuneration
packages of Directors is a matter
for the Board as a whole and
individuals are required to abstain
from discussion on their own
remuneration.
•
Monitored closely the status of
Directors’ training and ensured a
more appropriate distribution of
training needs according to
knowledge gaps highlighted by the
Board effectiveness evaluation
results.
Endorsed appointments of key
management positions pursuant to
the TM Demerger exercise approved
by the Board on 28 September 2007,
involving the creation of 2 separate
entities with distinct business
strategies and aspirations.
Reviewed Committees’ memberships
and composition to ensure alignment
with recommendations of the ‘Green
Book’ and the Malaysian Code.
Considered and recommended to
the Board a long-term incentive
scheme for the Executive
Director/Group CEO.
Meeting Attendance
The Nomination and Remuneration
Committee met 5 times in 2007, duly
attended by all Members. A total of 2
resolutions in writing were passed by
the Committee during the year.
Datuk Nur Jazlan Tan Sri Mohamed
(Independent Non-Executive)
Rosli Man
(Independent Non-Executive,
resigned on 16 August 2007)
Ir Prabahar NK Singam
(Independent Non-Executive,
resigned on 16 August 2007)
Dyg Sadiah Abg Bohan
(Ceased as Alternate to Dato’ Ahmad
Hj Hashim on 7 January 2008 and
appointed as Alternate to Datuk
Zalekha Hassan with effect from
9 January 2008)
Membership of the Board Tender
Committee was reviewed in August
2007 by the Board and reduced from
6 to 4 members, in line with the
recommendations of the ‘Green Book’
for GLCs and other best practices.
Objectives, Principal Duties and
Responsibilities
•
•
Main Activities in 2007
Tender Committee
During the year, the Nomination and
Remuneration Committee fulfilled a
number of key activities as listed below:
Membership
•
•
Facilitated the administration and
conduct of the Board effectiveness
evaluation process and ensured the
integrity and independence of the
process.
Monitored the rollout of the Board
effectiveness evaluation process by
major subsidiaries.
Dato’ Ahmad Hj Hashim
(Chairman – Non-Executive,
resigned on 7 January 2008)
To ensure that the procurement
process complies with the relevant
procurement ethics, policies and
requirements.
To consider, evaluate and approve or
recommend awards which are
beneficial to the Company, taking
into consideration various price
factors, usage of product and
services, quantity, duration of
service and other relevant factors.
Datuk Zalekha Hassan
(Chairman – Non-Executive,
appointed on 9 January 2008)
Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid Omar
(Group CEO – Executive)
Dato’ Ir Dr Abdul Rahim Daud
(Independent Non-Executive)
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Meeting Attendance
The Board Tender Committee met 11
times during the year, duly attended by
all members except for YB Datuk Nur
Jazlan who attended 8 meetings and
Rosli Man who attended 10 meetings,
during the year. 1 Circular Resolution
was duly issued and approved by all
members during the year.
Employee Share Option Scheme (ESOS)
Committee
Membership
Tan Sri Dato’ Ir Muhammad
Radzi Hj Mansor
(Chairman – Non-Executive)
Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid Omar
(Group CEO – Executive)
Dato’ Ahmad Hj Hashim
(Non-Executive)
Dato’ Ir Dr Abdul Rahim Daud
(Independent Non-Executive)
Dyg Sadiah Abg Bohan
(Alternate to Dato’ Ahmad Hj Hashim)
Principal duties and responsibilities
To construe and interpret the ESOS
and options granted under it, to define
the terms therein and to recommend to
the Board to establish, amend and
resolve rules and regulations relating to
the scheme and its administration.
Authority was given to any 2 Committee
members to approve allotment of
shares pursuant to exercise of ESOS by
employees.
The ESOS Committee met twice in
2007 duly attended by all 4 Members.
55 Circular Resolutions, were passed
by the ESOS Committee on share
allotments in 2007.
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The ESOS Committee was disbanded
upon expiration of the scheme on
31 July 2007.
Ad-Hoc Board Committees
Apart from the above, ad-hoc or special
purpose Board Committees, such as
the Commercial Dispute Resolution
Committee (CDRC), were established on
a needs basis to deliberate and
expedite decision-making processes in
respect of specific aspects of the
business. These short-term Committees
were established with their terms of
reference duly approved by the Board.
BOARD PERFORMANCE
IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME
(BPIP)
This programme was implemented in
March 2006 with a view to improve the
Board’s functions and structure and
ensure alignment between Board’s
priorities and the Group CEO’s mandate.
Various initiatives were introduced as
deliverables under the BPIP to enhance
Board effectiveness.
BOARD TRAINING AND KNOWLEDGE
ACQUISITION
Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad (Bursa
Securities) – Listing Requirements
All the Directors have successfully
completed the Mandatory Accreditation
Programme (MAP) prescribed by Bursa
Securities during the year 2007.
Induction briefings, which include
information on the corporate profile and
activities of the Group, as well as
business plan targets and group
performance are organised for newly
appointed Directors.
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Statement on Corporate Governance
Following the repeal of Practice Note
No. 15 on the Continuing Education
Programme (CEP) prescribed by Bursa
Securities, the Board of Directors of
each listed issuer has a duty to
evaluate and determine the training
needs of its Directors on a continuous
basis. The training must be one that
aids the Director in the discharge of his
duties as a Director.
Board Training Programme (BTP) and
Enhancement
The Board of Directors had duly
adopted a set of BTP Guidelines,
effective from 1 January 2005, to
address the training needs of Directors
in the absence of the Bursa Securities’
CEP requirements. The BTP Guidelines
impose a minimum of 36 training hours
to be accomplished by the Directors
within a calendar year, compared to the
minimum of 24 training hours under
the CEP.
The BTP Guidelines allow for speaking
roles at conferences to be included in
the allocated training hours. During the
year, all the Directors achieved over and
above the minimum of 36 training
hours by attending various seminars
and international conventions to gain
insight into the state of the economy as
well as the latest regulatory and
technological developments in relation
to the Group’s business. Directors have
also participated as speakers at local
and international conventions on topics
relevant to their roles.
As a result of close monitoring of the BTP by the Nomination and Remuneration
Committee, the Directors’ training structure has improved in 2007 and aligned with
the Directors’ training needs with focus on training on Human Capital Management,
Industry as well as Strategy and Risk Management. The progress in the Directors’
training structure in 2007 compared to 2006 is depicted as follows:
•
•
•
3%
Others
8%
Performance
Management
•
5%
Human Capital
Management
12%
Corporate Governance
4%
Financial/
Audit
ENSURING EFFECTIVE BOARD
OPERATIONS AND INTERACTIONS
The effectiveness of the Board is, to a
large extent, determined by the quality
of its procedures, processes and
operations. Board processes have been
strengthened and enhanced during the
year as evidenced by the following
initiatives:
45%
Industry
23%
Strategy/
Risk
2006
5%
Performance
Management
6%
Others
22%
Human Capital
Management
Board Meetings Schedule and
Predetermined Agendas
9%
Corporate
Governance
5%
Financial/
Audit
Summary of Analysts' views on TM
Key local trends and events
including competitive intelligence
and Key global trends and events
Interesting industry reports from
external research houses, including
related periodicals on
telecommunications
Domestic and overseas regulatory
updates
A Board and Board Committee
meetings calendar and draft agendas
have been established 12 months in
advance and synchronized with
management’s planning cycle. The
meeting agenda is communicated to
management in advance and the
Performance Improvement Management
Office (PIMO) acts as facilitator to
ensure board papers and presentations
are in line with Board expectations.
37%
Industry
16%
Strategy/
Risk
2007
Directors’ Training Structure in 2006 and 2007
Whilst the charts reflect an ideal training structure for the Directors in 2007,
continuous efforts are being made to ensure that an appropriate training structure is
in place for the Board according to changing business needs.
Industry Workshops and Quarterly Industry Information packs
The Board is invited to Industry Workshops organised by management at quarterly
intervals. Quarterly industry information packs on the following matters are compiled
and issued to the Board and senior management members:
The Meeting Agenda is structured to
address priority strategic issues aligned
with the Company’s aspirations, and
consistent with the mandate that the
Board provides to the Group CEO.
The said mandate specifies what the
CEO needs to accomplish within clear
parameters. A review conducted at the
end of 2007 showed that the actual
time spent by the Board on the Meeting
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Agenda matched closely the time
allocated to Agenda topics determined
at the beginning of the year.
•
•
Availability of Information to the Board
An indicator of good Corporate
Governance lies in the application of
informed and independent judgement by
experienced and qualified Directors.
Hence, it is essential that relevant
information required to make informed
decisions by the Board are provided in
a timely manner. The Board and its
Committees are supplied with an
agenda and relevant up-to-date
information 5 days prior to each
meeting to enable them to make
informed decisions. Board papers are
also disseminated via a securely
encrypted electronic Board Document
Management System, which acts as an
efficient archival and retrieval system
for all Board papers and minutes of
meetings.
The Board welcomes the presence of
managers who can provide additional
insights into items being discussed.
The information regularly supplied to
the Board includes inter alia:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Annual business plans and budget.
Monthly and Quarterly financial and
operating results.
Reports from meetings of major
operating companies.
Reports from meetings of board
committees.
Material litigations.
Regulatory matters with substantial
impact on the business.
Details of proposed corporate
exercises, acquisitions or
collaboration agreements.
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•
Transactions of material nature,
not in the ordinary course of the
business.
Human resource policies and
significant issues.
General notices of interest.
All Directors have access to the advice
and services of the company secretary.
The Board is constantly advised and
updated on statutory and regulatory
requirements pertaining to their duties
and responsibilities. Procedures are in
place for Directors and Board
committees to seek independent
professional advice in the course of
fulfilling their responsibilities, at the
Company’s expense.
Statement on Corporate Governance
The quality of information received by
the Board affects the effectiveness of
the Board to a considerable extent.
The Board has, therefore, adopted a
rating process for papers and
presentations by management at each
Board meeting with constructive
feedback on the quality of information
and analysis received. This process has
enabled management to ensure that
papers are of high quality and standard.
The overall review of Board ratings on
quality of Management papers and
presentation has shown an increase in
overall average ratings by the Board to
3.5 points out of the total of 5.0 points
as at 31 December 2007, compared to
an average rating of 3.0 points recorded
during the mid-year review.
Prompt communication of Board decisions
All Board decisions are clearly recorded
in the minutes, including the rationale
for each decision, along with clear
actions to be taken and individuals
responsible for implementation.
Relevant Board decisions are
communicated verbally to the
management within 1 working day of
the Board meeting and relevant extracts
of the minutes are distributed within
3 to 5 working days depending on the
urgency of agenda items.
Board and Management Interactions
The Board and management
acknowledge the importance of positive
interaction dynamics and open
communication to build trust in order to
deliver significant and positive
performance and shareholder value.
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Similarly, management is given the
opportunity to also rate the Board at
semi-annual intervals, in terms of
whether Board deliberations have been
focused, constructive, supportive, and
whether clear decisions have been
arrived at based on relevant facts
available. In the year under review, the
Management’s average rating of the
Board increased to 3.98 points out of a
total of 5.0 points, compared to an
average rating of 3.85 points recorded
during the mid-term review.
INDEPENDENT DIRECTORS’
DISCUSSION
In pursuit of a greater degree of
independence, the Board has agreed on
a process whereby Non-Executive
Directors could meet and actively
exchange views on a regular basis in
the absence of management. With this
practice, the Board is able to fulfil one
of its principal responsibilities to
effectively and independently assess the
direction of the Company and the
performance of the management.
This practice is in line with Chapter 4
of the Malaysian Code regarding the
relationship of the Board and the
Management.
In 2007, the Independent and NonExecutive Directors had one such
meeting without the presence of the
Executive Director/Group CEO and the
Management, to exchange views and
assess the strategic direction of the
Company and performance of the
Management.
BOARD CONDUCT
CODE OF BUSINESS ETHICS
TM’s Code of Business Ethics, launched
in 2004, supports the Company’s vision
and core values by instilling,
internalising and upholding the value of
“uncompromising integrity” in the
behaviour and conduct of the Board of
Directors, Management, Employees and
all stakeholders of the Company. The
Group CEO, Management and all
employees are required to declare their
assets and interests according to the
Code of Business Ethics. Updated
declarations are required to be
submitted each year. TM’s Code of
Business Ethics covers the following
areas:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Responsibilities of the Directors, the
management and employees.
Group dealings with shareholders,
customers, employees, suppliers,
business partners and stakeholder
communities at large.
Group dealings with respective
Governments.
Group dealings with competitors.
Group dealings in respect of
Company assets.
Trading on Insider information.
Conflict of interest.
CONFLICT OF INTEREST
The Directors have a continuing
responsibility to determine whether they
have a potential or actual conflict of
interest in relation to any matter, which
comes before the Board. The Company
and the Group have adopted a practice
whereby each Director is required to
make written declarations whether they
have any interest in transactions, tabled
at regular Board meetings of the Group.
A paper is also tabled at each Board
meeting to remind Directors of their
statutory duties and responsibilities as
Directors and to provide updates on any
changes or amendments thereon, such
as the recent Companies (Amendment)
Act 2007 requiring Directors to also
disclose the interests of their spouse,
child including adopted and step child,
in the Company.
RELATED PARTY TRANSACTIONS
Directors recognise that they must
declare their respective interest in
transactions with the Company and
Group and abstain from deliberation
and voting on the relevant resolution in
respect of such transactions at the
Board or any general meetings
convened to consider the matter.
TRADING ON INSIDER INFORMATION
TM’s Directors and employees are not
allowed to trade in securities or any
other kind of property based on price
sensitive information and knowledge
which have not been publicly
announced. TM’s Code of Business
Ethics expressly states that insider
trading is an offence under the
Securities Industry Act 1983 (Act 280).
Notices on close period for trading in
the Company’s shares are sent to
Directors and Key Management on a
quarterly basis specifying the close
period where Directors and Key
Management personnel are prohibited
from dealings in the Company’s shares.
Directors are also prompted not to deal
in the Company’s shares at the point
when price sensitive information is
shared with them, occasionally in the
form of Board Meeting papers.
DIRECTORS’ INDEMNITY
The Company has in place a liabilities
insurance policy for Directors and
Officers in respect of liabilities arising
from holding office as Directors and
Management of the Company. The
insurance does not provide coverage in
the event a Director or Management
member is proven to have acted
negligently, fraudulently or dishonestly.
The Directors contribute annually
towards the payment of the premium
for this policy.
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Accountability
Statement on Corporate Governance
WHISTLE BLOWER POLICY
The Securities Industries Act, 1983, was
amended to make it mandatory for
auditors and key officers of companies
to report corporate misdeeds to the
authorities. This practice, known as
whistle blowing, gained prominence
following the passing of the Sarbanes
Oxley Act, 2002 in the United States and
previously, the Public Interest Disclosure
Act, 1999 in United Kingdom.
Since the introduction of TM’s Code of
Business Ethics, the employees have
become much more aware of what is
acceptable and unacceptable business
conduct and became better acquainted
with the channels through which
reports of violation of the Code of
Business Ethics can be made. Adequate
protection is provided for whistle
blowers against reprisals.
RELATIONSHIP AND
COMMUNICATION WITH
SHAREHOLDERS AND
INVESTORS
SHAREHOLDERS/INVESTORS
The Company communicates regularly
and proactively with investors and
shareholders. Care is taken to ensure
reporting to shareholders is balanced
and sufficiently comprehensive and
objective to allow performance to be
measured. The Board also maintains
lines of communications with major
shareholders to take heed of their
concerns over matters related to
corporate governance and Group
performance.
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ANNUAL REPORT AND ANNUAL
GENERAL MEETINGS
In addition to quarterly financial reports,
the Company communicates with
shareholders and investors through its
annual report, which is comprehensively
laid out and containing sufficient depth
and breadth of information about not
only financial results but also activities
and operations of the Group. In an
effort to save costs and encourage
shareholders to enhance their ICT
experience, TM has started to despatch
annual reports to shareholders in
electronic format (CD-ROM) together
with a summarised version of the
financial statements in a readable
booklet incorporating the notice of AGM
and related proxy form. Shareholders
are also given the option to request for
hard copies of the annual report in
either the English or Bahasa Malaysia
versions.
The AGM provides an open forum at
which shareholders and investors are
informed of current developments and
where ample time is allowed for
questions to be asked of Board
members and Committees’
Chairpersons. The Company supports
the Malaysian Code’s principles to
encourage shareholder participation.
The Company’s Articles of Association
allow a member entitled to attend and
vote to appoint a proxy to attend and
vote instead of the member and also
provide that a proxy need not be a
member of the Company. A press
conference is held immediately after the
AGM where the Chairman, Executive
Director and Group Chief Financial
Officer are present to clarify and explain
issues raised by the media.
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RISK MANAGEMENT
TM has an integrated approach in
managing risks inherent in various
aspects of its business. A detailed Risk
Management Report is provided on
pages 103 to 105 inclusive.
ACCOUNTABILITY AND AUDIT
FINANCIAL REPORTING
The Board aims to provide and present
a balanced and meaningful assessment
of the Group’s financial performance
and prospects at the end of each
financial year, primarily through annual
financial statements, quarterly and halfyearly announcement of results to
shareholders as well as the Chairman’s
Statement and review of operations in
the annual report. The Board is
assisted by the Audit Committee to
oversee the Group’s financial reporting
processes and the quality of its financial
reporting. The Audit Committee reviews
the Group’s annual financial statements
and the quarterly condensed financial
statements focusing particularly on
changes in accounting policies,
management judgement in applying the
accounting policies as well as
assumptions and estimates applied in
accounting certain material
transactions.
DIRECTORS’ RESPONSIBILITY
STATEMENT
The Directors are required by the
Companies Act 1965 to ensure that
financial statements prepared for each
financial year give a true and fair view of
the state of affairs of the Company and
the Group as at the end of the financial
year and of the results and cash flow of
the Group for the financial year.
The Statement of Responsibility by
Directors is as enumerated on page 252
of this annual report.
INTERNAL CONTROLS
The Board recognises and affirms its
overall responsibility for the Group’s
system of internal control, which
includes the establishment of an
appropriate control environment and
control framework as well as reviewing
its effectiveness, adequacy and integrity.
The Board’s evaluation of the adequacy
of the system of internal controls in the
Group is based on the criteria
developed under COSO (Committee of
the Sponsoring Organisations of the
Treadway Commission) Internal Control
Integrated Framework, which is a
generally-accepted framework for
internal control assessments.
RELATIONSHIP WITH AUDITORS
An appropriate relationship is maintained
with the Company’s Auditors through the
Audit Committee. The Audit Committee
has been explicitly accorded the power
to communicate directly with both
external Auditors and internal Auditors.
The role of the Audit Committee in
relation to the Auditors is set out in the
Terms of Reference on pages 118 to
120 inclusive, in this annual report.
AUDIT COMMITTEE
The Audit Committee also conducts
reviews of the Internal Audit Function in
terms of its authority, competencies
and scope as defined in the Internal
Audit Charter, thus ensuring the
function to address the emerging risks
of today as well as future risks.
Furthermore, it ensures the
independence of the internal auditors
and unrestricted access to information,
property and people in the Group.
Highlights of activities conducted by the
Committee are detailed in the Audit
Committee Report on pages 115 to 116
inclusive, in this annual report.
Briefing was held at TM’s Head Office
and via webcast for the virtual
community while the Senior
Management team was involved in a
roadshow both domestically and
regionally to address matters raised by
key institutional shareholders.
INVESTOR RELATIONS
Key Investor Relations initiatives
undertaken in 2007 and aimed at
improving corporate governance
included:
With a firm belief that value creation for
shareholders stems from good
corporate governance, TM is committed
to communicating its strategy and
activities regularly and clearly to its
shareholders and, to that end,
maintains an active dialogue with
investors through a planned programme
of investor relations activities and
engagement.
TM, through its Investor Relations Unit,
proactively disseminates relevant and
timely information to the investment
community to keep investors abreast of
the Group’s strategies, performance
updates and key business activities
happening at home and across the
region.
Communication with the capital market
is governed by the Investor Relations
Policy and Guidelines to ensure
adherence to best practice
communication guidelines and fair and
timely disclosure of information to all
shareholders.
The announcement of the demerger of
TM Group towards the end of 2007
heightened interest from the regional
and global investment community.
Careful steps were taken to ensure
clear communication and equitable
dissemination of information to
shareholders and analysts. An Analysts’
Quarterly Financial Results
Announcement and Briefing
TM conducted briefing sessions to
analysts and fund managers’ via
teleconferencing subsequent to the
release of TM’s quarterly earnings
disclosure to Bursa Securities.
These sessions were chaired by the
Group CEO and attended by Senior
Management representing TM’s key
operations. These were aimed at
providing an avenue for a clear
understanding of the financial and
operational performance of the Group.
Presentation Slides on Financial
Results
The quality of disclosure of information
has seen improvements reflecting TM’s
multi-faceted businesses and
incorporating feedback from the
investors who are the primary users of
such information. Presentation slides of
the announced results are prepared in
an investor-friendly manner to aid
understanding of the Group’s financial
results and performance. These are
made available promptly on the
Company’s website following the release
of information first to Bursa Securities.
A copy of the presentation slides is also
distributed by e-mail to analysts and
investors who are on the Investor
Relations distribution list.
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Accountability
Statement on Corporate Governance
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In 2007, ERM was embedded into business
planning and strategy management processes. The
successful implementation at strategic level
provided the impetus for the ERM team to move
forward to institutionalise the ERM framework at
the operational level as part of the on-going
exercise to improve ERM implementation within
the Group.
RISK ASSESSMENT IN STRATEGY
MANAGEMENT
While the strategy management team uses the
Balanced Scorecard as performance measurement
tools, as well as Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
and the initiatives to achieve its objectives, ERM
looks into utilising some of the KPIs as risk
indicators to gauge the level of risk performance
that may prevent the organisation from achieving
its business objectives.
Achieving Strategic Objectives
by Managing Risks
TM GROUP
Corporate Centre,
Malaysia Business,
Celcom, TM Ventures &
TM International
RISK ASSESSMENT IN BUSINESS
PLANNING
Divisions & OPCOs
FINANCIAL
OPERATIONAL
Aligning Risk Profiles with Strategic Objectives
SYSTEM
The identification of risk from the onset is
necessary for business to be proactive about both
opportunity and threat. In defining strategy,
direction-setting, and allocation of resources, risk
assessment comes in handy to identify the actual
or potential internal and external roadblocks that
may prevent the achievement of business
objectives. Having assessed both business
opportunities and uncertainties up-front, the
organisation can then be in a better position to
chart the control elements and resources required
to facilitate the journey towards success.
COMPLIANCE
Feedback
Engagement with the capital market is
not a one-way communication. TM
recognises that feedback from the
investment community is critical to
meeting the information needs of
shareholders and improving its
relationship with them. As such, TM
seeks feedback through ongoing
surveys and engagement with investors
and analysts. The positive feedback
received over the year on the Group’s
improved Investor Relations efforts
would not have been possible without
these strategies. TM continuously
listens to the investing community to
enhance our Investor Relations.
Tan Sri Dato’ Ir Muhammad Radzi
Hj Mansor
Chairman
Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) has been
effectively institutionalised throughout the TM
Group. It began with the ability to embed risk
assessment processes into business decisionmaking to enable TM Group to achieve its short
and medium-term business objectives. ERM
benefits are not merely restricted to the strategic
level but have also to be extended to the
operational level so that employees as a whole will
be responsible for managing their strategic and
operational business risks freely.
In 2007, TM had its first experience of embedding
risk assessment in the business planning process
whereby all the operating companies diligently
complied with the ERM framework. As a result,
the TM Group Corporate Risk Map has become a
part of the Corporate Strategy Map using the
Balanced Scorecard methodology.
STRATEGIC
Website
The TM website, www.tm.com.my is
continuously updated, and provides an
excellent medium of communication
and source of information to
shareholders, and the general public.
The updated information on the website
includes, among others, the Group’s
annual reports, financial results,
investor presentations, capital structure
information, press releases, and
information on TM’s international
operations.
Signed on behalf of the Board of
Directors pursuant to a resolution duly
passed on 26 February 2008.
No organisation operates in a risk-free
environment. A proactive approach in identifying
current and potential risks and to put in place
reasonable and adequate mitigation plans remain
priorities for management, to ensure business
targets and stakeholder expectations are met.
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Achieving Business Objectives By
Annual Analysts’ Day
Continuing on the success of the
inaugural Analyst Day in 2006, TM
organised an Analyst Day for the year
2007 at its Head Office, Menara TM.
About 60 analysts and fund managers
from both local and foreign institutions
attended the event. They had the
opportunity to listen to key
presentations and interact with TM’s
Senior Management members from
both domestic and international
operations in breakout sessions. Hosted
by the Group CEO, and attended by key
Senior Management personnel,
including several CEOs of TM’s
international operations, such as
Excelcomindo, Dialog, TMIB and
MobileOne, the event has continued to
receive positive feedback from
participants, and demonstrated TM’s
commitment in improving its disclosure
and transparency. TM believes that such
efforts will encourage a fair valuation of
the Company.
A Graph on dividend payment and share
price performance of TM is available on
pages 47 and 49 of this annual report.
Improving Enterprise Risk
Management (ERM) Execution
One-on-one Meetings, Conference Calls
and Investor Conferences
The Group CEO, Group Chief Financial
Officer and Investor Relations team are
actively involved in Investor Relations
activities through regular meetings and
conference calls with institutional
investors. TM has participated in various
investor conferences held in Malaysia
and abroad. Throughout 2007, close to
400 meetings and conference calls with
investors and analysts were held.
Accountability
Accountability
Achieving Business Objectives By Improving
Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Execution
In line with the cascading principle of
the Balanced Scorecard methodology,
risk drivers will also be cascaded down
from the strategic risk map to the
operational division risk map with
proper alignment to overall strategic
objectives. Thus, risk and strategy are
mutually interdependent through the
balance between value creation by
strategy execution and the avoidance of
value destruction by risk management.
current risk levels, trends and changes.
The monthly KRI status has been
monitored by the ERM Resource team to
track risk changes. Since its introduction
into the Group, KRI has brought value to
the overall ERM implementation in TM.
It has also supported the performance
management report by giving a useful
ongoing view of the underlying behaviour
of the risk profile that can influence the
achievement of strategic objectives.
RISK REPORTING
RISK AWARENESS
The year 2007 saw ERM evolved
significantly in TM whereby an ERM
report was regularly escalated and
discussed at the Board of Directors
(BOD), Board Audit Committee (BAC)
and senior management meeting. The
report highlighted changes in the risk
rating, mitigation plan status and its
timeline for completion, control
effectiveness and the health of the Key
Risk Indicators. Any other significant
issues affecting the achievement of
objectives that required the attention of
the BOD was channelled through the
ERM report in line with the TM Group’s
Risk Management and Internal Control
Policy statement to provide reasonable
assurance of achieving business
objectives, while safeguarding and
enhancing shareholder investment and
Company assets.
Creating and maintaining a strong risk
management culture within the
organisation is necessary for a lasting
and meaningful ERM programme. In
creating such a culture and improving
ERM implementation, communication is
key. It is critical to collaborate with
stakeholders and TM employees to
ensure that consistent, meaningful ERMrelated information sharing takes place
throughout the organisation. These
activities of the ERM function include
engagement and communication with
internal stakeholders, internal
relationship management and facilitation,
and awareness and training programmes
about ERM. In conjunction with this,
communication and training programmes
to raise awareness of risk were planned
and conducted with the Multimedia
College. Moving forward, these training
modules have since been improved to
reflect the actual and current risk
situation affecting TM business and
operations as a whole.
KEY RISK INDICATORS
Besides providing reports on the risk
rating, mitigation plan status and
control effectiveness, Key Risk
Indicators or KRI have become a part of
the report to provide early warning
signals, express escalation criteria for
risk management, as well as highlight
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The year also marked the first
collaboration of ERM awareness
programmes with Strategy Development
and Management teams. A total of 11
awareness sessions were conducted
nationwide involving Malaysia Business,
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Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) Execution
TM Ventures, Celcom and Corporate
Centre. These were followed by an
additional seven awareness events
conducted for other business entities at
corporate and state levels.
To share ERM experiences with other
GLCs, a seminar for the ERM Resource
Team was successfully conducted on 21
May 2007 involving representatives from
Petronas, Tenaga Nasional and KPMG.
Following on its success, similar
seminars will be continued as part of
the ERM knowledge-sharing initiative by
the TM Group on an annual basis.
BUSINESS RISK
As a business entity operating in a
highly-regulated market, TM Group
continues to be exposed to a multitude
of business risks either originating from
internal sources or the external
environment. What follows are a
number of significant business risks
that TM Group manages under the ERM
programme.
QUALITY OF SERVICE
TM is often judged by its ability to
deliver a reliable service network to its
customers. The key to customer
success and a stimulant for new sales
efforts is effective churn management.
In delivering service commitment to its
customers, TM recognises that there
are factors which are beyond its control
that may adversely affect its service
quality and thereby impact the revenue
and profitability of the Group.
These include natural disasters, network
failure, equipment or cable damage and
other operational problems. A
continuous risk management effort or
risk mitigation measures are needed to
address these but there cannot be an
absolute assurance that these events
will not occur.
GOVERNMENT POLICY & REGULATORY
ISSUES
Being in a highly-regulated industry,
government decisions and actions on
communication and multimedia policy
or regulatory issues may have negative
impact on the business of TM. For
instance, the withdrawal of the 2.5 GHz
and 3.5 GHz spectrum as announced by
the Ministry of Energy, Water and
Communications of Malaysia on 19
November 2007 may either be an
opportunity or a threat to TM.
Considering that TM has limited control
over these external developments,
continuous monitoring of industry
changes and government policies
remains one of the priorities of
management to minimise surprises to
the business.
Risks related to anti competition,
trespassing, customer service
management and apparatus assignment
remain priority regulatory risks to be
managed under the Operational Risk
Assurance Program (ORAP).
TECHNOLOGY CHANGES
Rapidly changing technology continues
to dominate the communications
industry, creating both threats and
opportunities. While TM needs to seize
business opportunities via IT innovations
and its ability to offer multi-business
solutions to meet the new customer
demands, strategic and well-managed
plans are needed by Management,
working with project resources,
business users and technology partners.
In particular, proper and realistic
planning in the rollout of High Speed
Broadband (HSBB) and Next Generation
Network (NGN) implementation will
ensure TM remains competitive and
focused.
COMPETITION
The telecommunications industry faces
intense competition from new entrants
targeting lucrative customer segments.
Furthermore, there is increasing
demand for freedom of choice as a
result of mobile lifestyles, high peer
influence and changing customer
behaviour. Such competition both in
Malaysia and abroad needs to be
continually monitored so that risks can
be kept at acceptable levels in order to
ensure business continuity and viability.
STAFF COMPETENCY & PERFORMANCE
MANAGEMENT
Given growing competition and the
robust technological changes, there is
always an urgent need to upgrade staff
competencies. Besides technical
competencies, soft skills need to be
enhanced in order to produce personnel
with scalability, and strong and stable
characters that will ensure continuing
keen focus despite volatility in the
marketplace and changing
organisational structures. This includes
enhancing and retaining core skills and
driving fundamental culture change to
break silo mentalities and legacy
mindsets. Performance management
needs to be broadened to all staff, to
enable a more effective deployment of
Balanced Scorecard principles
throughout the organisation.
TERRORISM & POLITICAL RISK
Terrorist activity and political instability
in some parts of the region may affect
the performance of TM’s regional
investments. Even though such risks
are beyond TM’s direct control, the
Management has put in place certain
mitigation plans in order to safeguard
their investments in high-risk countries
including:
•
•
•
•
Continuous surveillance of the
political position in invested
countries.
Spreading the risk by going for
regional expansion.
Improved investment strategy by
identifying countries that provide
better investment protection, and
bilateral agreement.
Other financial protection.
At the ground level, special terrorism
insurance, disaster recovery plans,
crisis communication and business
continuity plans remain key risk
mitigation plans. Continuous monitoring
and appropriate action will not eliminate
the risks but can minimise their impact
on the Group.
CONCLUSION
In summary, year 2007 provided a testbed opportunity to embed and
institutionalise ERM practices
throughout the Group. Considering the
size, culture, geographical spread and
multitude of service offerings, ERM was
a challenge to execute and
institutionalise. Nevertheless, it has now
been integrated into the strategic
business planning process and
cascaded down to the operational level.
With the strong support of the Board of
Directors and senior Management, ERM
will continue its journey to help build a
stronger and more resilient culture
throughout the Group.
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Code of Business Ethics
Business Ethics
Code of
Accountability
TM expects that its directors, managers,
employees and representatives observe the highest
standards of integrity in the conduct of its
business. TM’s reputation as a responsible
corporate citizen depends on its complete
understanding of best practices and compliance
with policies as enunciated in its Code of Business
Ethics (“CBE”).
TM prides itself on observing high ethical
standards. In 2007, it continued to infuse good
values and ethics into the Group’s basic business
conduct by promoting an organisational culture
that encourages ethical behaviour with a
commitment to full regulatory and legal
compliance. TM expects that business conduct
must be carried out transparently and fairly. All
vendors and suppliers must be given equal and
fair access to information.
New employees are introduced to the Code to
raise awareness of ethical business issues, and
existing employees are continuously given lectures
to ensure that they are able to apply sound
judgment in deciding on the most ethical means
of dealing with any given situation involving
customers, suppliers, competitors, regulators,
other stakeholders and the public in general.
Employees of TM are also expected to treat each
other with respect and fairness at all times in line
with TM’s Core Values (KRISTAL) which emphasise
Respect and Care. To achieve the objectives, TM
monitors and investigates complaints received.
Disciplinary action is taken against employees, and
vendors or suppliers who are found to be in
breach of the Code are either reprimanded or
blacklisted. In 2007, disciplinary action was taken
against a number of employees who were found to
be acting in concert with a vendor.
One of the key instruments for
maintaining integrity in a corporation is
the requirement for employees to
declare their assets. Since 2004, all
employees within the TM Group are
required to declare all properties and
assets which have been acquired or
disposed by him, his spouse or his
children in the year under review. The
Code requires the employee to provide
a reasonable explanation if he is found
to live beyond his legitimate means.
In 2006, a manual on Procurement
Ethics was introduced to complement
the CBE in outlining the principles, the
applications and the Do’s and Don’ts
related to the procurement process. It
clarifies and institutionalises:
•
What is considered to be acceptable
business behaviour and by
implication, behaviour that is not
tolerated by the organisation;
•
Available channels to communicate
and report unethical behaviour; and
•
The implications of non-compliance
with the Procurement Ethics.
The guidelines on Procurement Ethics
can be downloaded from TM’s corporate
website. Briefings to employees of TM
including overseas subsidiaries are
conducted on an ongoing basis to
update them on matters related to
procurement and ethical sourcing.
The CBE was amended in March 2007
to include expressly the confidentiality
obligation and also Intellectual Property
(IP) provisions to ensure that an
employee or ex-employee will not
infringe the IP rights or leak any
confidential information of TM and/or its
Group to unauthorised parties. Prior to
this the CBE only touched briefly on the
obligations of employees to protect
corporate information and intellectual
property.
TM will always press for commitment
from its workforce to promote an ethical
business environment founded on
integrity in line with international best
practices to ensure business continuity
and sustainability of the Group.
The Procurement Ethics is applicable to
all employees and suppliers. Any breach
of the Procurement Ethics may result in
disciplinary action being taken, in
addition to contractual and legal
remedies.
Ethical Business Practices
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Accountability
Additional Compliance Information
Accountability
The Company did not make any proposal for share buy-back during the
financial year.
2. AMERICAN DEPOSITORY RECEIPT (ADR) OR GLOBAL
DEPOSITORY RECEIPT (GDR) PROGRAMME
The Company did not sponsor any ADR or GDR programme during the
financial year.
3. IMPOSITION OF SANCTIONS/PENALTIES
There were no public sanctions and/or penalties imposed on the Company and
its subsidiaries, directors or management by the relevant regulatory bodies
during the financial year.
4. NON-AUDIT FEES
The amount of non-audit fees incurred for services rendered to the Group by
the external auditors and their affiliated companies for the financial year ended
31 December 2007 are as follows:
The Company has been granted an
exemption by the Companies
Commission of Malaysia via a
letter dated 18 February 2008 from
having to disclose in this report
the names of the persons to
whom options have been granted
during the period and details of
their holdings pursuant to Section
169(11) of the Companies Act,
1965, except for information on
employees who were granted
options representing 100,000
ordinary shares and above.
RM
(a)
(b)
(c)
PricewaterhouseCoopers, Malaysia
PricewaterhouseCoopers Taxation Services Sdn Bhd
Member firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers
International Limited
913,825
2,071,900
Total
3,438,762
453,037
Services rendered by PricewaterhouseCoopers are not prohibited by regulatory
or other professional requirements, and are based on globally practised
guidelines on auditor independence. PricewaterhouseCoopers is engaged for
these services when their expertise and experience of TM are important. It is
also the Group’s policy to use the auditors in cases where their knowledge of
the Group means it is neither efficient nor cost effective to employ another firm
of accountants.
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The Company has not granted any
options during the financial year
ended 31 December 2007.
However, disclosure of employees
who were granted options under
the Performance Linked Option
Scheme (PLES) in 2005 having
more than 100,000 of the PLES
options vested during the financial
year 2007 is disclosed on pages
254 and 255 of the annual report.
TM – Proceeds from Sale of a Subsidiary
On 5 April 2007, TM completed its divestment
of a 60.0% interest in Telekom Networks
Malawi Limited to MTL Mobile Ltd for a total
cash consideration of USD16 million.
Proceeds from the divestment were used to
finance TM’s working capital.
TM’s RM1.0 billion Islamic Sale and Leaseback
Transaction
On 15 January 2008, TM completed its
RM1.0 billion Islamic Sale and Leaseback
Transaction that involved the issuance of
RM1.0 billion of Islamic Asset Backed Sukuk
Ijarah by Menara ABS Berhad (MAB). The
transaction was completed with the sale and
purchase of Menara TM, Menara Celcom,
TM Cyberjaya Complex and Wisma TM
(Taman Desa) to MAB for a total purchase
consideration of RM1.0 billion. TM has also
entered into a 15-year lease agreement
under the Ijarah principle. MAB issued 3
classes of Sukuk, namely RM345 million
Class ‘A’, RM155 million Class ‘B’ and RM500
million Class C. Rating Agency Malaysia Bhd
has rated Class A and B, with Class C being
un-rated. TM has utilised the proceeds from
the transaction to partially pay a special
gross dividend of RM0.65 per share (less
Malaysian Income Tax of 26%).
Spice Communications Ltd (Spice) – Proceeds
from Initial Public Offering (IPO)
TM’s jointly controlled entity in India, Spice
Communications Ltd commenced trading on
the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on 19 July
2007 with a debut price of INR55.75 per
share. The issuance had successfully raised
INR6,322 million (approximately USD156
million). As at 30 September 2007,
approximately 50% of the IPO proceeds has
been utilised as part payment of its longterm debt. The remaining funds were used to
finance its network rollout involving
acquisition of network equipment and
payment of licence fee.
Spice Communications Ltd – Proceeds from
Sale and Leaseback of Towers
On 25 December 2007, the Board of Directors
of Spice approved the sale and leaseback of
the company’s 875 telecom towers to a tower
operating company in India for a total
consideration of INR6.0 billion (approximately
USD150 million). The proceeds from the sale
was used to partially support the company’s
financial obligations arising from the issuance
of Letters of Intent for the Award of Licence
to provide Unified Access Services in 4
additional new Circles in India.
Dialog Telekom PLC – Rights Issue & Rated
Cumulative Redeemable Preference Share
On 27 June 2007, TM’s subsidiary in Sri
Lanka, Dialog Telekom PLC, completed a
Rights Issue and Rated Cumulative
Redeemable Preference Share (RCRPS)
issuance exercise to raise SLR20.54 billion
(approximately USD188.52 million). The rights
issue of 740.3 million shares at SLR21 per
share raised SLR15.54 billion (approximately
USD142.63 million), from its existing ordinary
shareholders while RCRPS placed with
institutional investors raised the additional
SLR5.0 billion (approximately USD45.89
million). The proceeds will partially finance
Dialog’s capital expenditure planned for the
next 3 years.
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Additional
The Company has not issued any
options, warrants or convertible
securities during the financial year
ended 31 December 2007. Details
of the Company’s Employees’
Share Option Scheme 3 (ESOS 3)
are as disclosed in note 12(a) to
the financial statements. ESOS 3
has expired on 31 July 2007.
6. UTILISATION OF PROCEEDS
FROM CORPORATE PROPOSALS
Compliance Information
1. SHARE BUY-BACK
5. OPTIONS, WARRANTS OR
CONVERTIBLE
SECURITIES
IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPENDIX 9C OF THE BURSA SECURITIES LISTING REQUIREMENTS
The following information is provided in compliance with the Bursa Securities Listing
Requirements:
Accountability
Additional Compliance Information
7. VARIATION IN RESULTS
There were no profit estimations,
forecasts or projections made or
released by the Company during
the financial year.
However, the Company had on
19 March 2007 announced its
Headline Key Performance
Indicators (KPIs) for the financial
year ended 31 December 2007 to
enhance greater transparency to
the public, as part of the broader
performance management
framework that TM has in place,
and as prescribed under the
Government Linked Company
(GLC) Transformation Programme.
These Headline KPIs are targets or
aspirations set by the Company
and shall not be construed either
as forecasts, projections or
estimates of the company or
representation of any future
performance.
Additional Compliance Information
9. MATERIAL CONTRACTS
INVOLVING DIRECTORS’
AND MAJOR
SHAREHOLDERS’
INTERESTS
There were no material contracts
entered into by the Company
and/or its subsidiaries involving
Directors and major shareholders’
interests either subsisting as at
31 December 2007 or entered into
since the end of the previous
financial year ended 31 December
2006, except for the following
contracts/agreements in respect of
the joint venture between TM,
TM International Berhad
(TM International) and our major
shareholder, Khazanah Nasional
Berhad (Khazanah) in relation to
MobileOne Ltd (M1):(a)
8. PROFIT GUARANTEE
During the financial year, the
Company did not give any profit
guarantee.
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Restated Joint Venture and
Shareholders’ Agreement
dated 23 September 2005
entered into between
Khazanah, TM International
and TM, which amended and
replaced the previous Joint
Venture and Shareholders’
Agreement dated 17 August
2005 to regulate the affairs of
SunShare Investment Ltd
(SunShare) as a special
purpose vehicle for the
acquisition of shares in M1;
and
(b)
Subscription Agreement dated
23 September 2005 between
SunShare, Khazanah and TM
for the subscription of
redeemable convertible
preference shares of USD0.01
each in SunShare at the issue
price of USD1.00 each by
Khazanah and TM for a
consideration of
USD35,965,998 and
USD37,433,992 respectively.
10. REVALUATION POLICY ON
LANDED PROPERTIES
Pursuant to paragraph 10.09 (1)(b) of the Bursa Securities Listing Requirements, the details of the RRPT entered into during the
financial year ended 31 December 2007 pursuant to the said shareholders’ mandate are as follows:
Transacting
companies
within TM Group
TM and its whollyowned subsidiaries,
namely TM
International Berhad
(TM International),
Telekom Malaysia
(Hong Kong) Limited
(TMHK), Telekom
Malaysia (S) Pte Ltd
(TM(S)) and Celcom
(Malaysia) Berhad
(Celcom)
Transacting
Related
Parties
PT
Excelcomindo
Pratama Tbk
(XL)
Interested
Related
Parties
MoF Inc.,
Khazanah,
Datuk Zalekha
Hassan, Puan
Dyg Sadiah Abg
Bohan and
Dato’ Azman
Mokhtar
The Company has not adopted any
revaluation policy or carry out any
revaluation exercise on its landed
properties during the financial year.
Nature of
relationship
In addition to their interest in
XL through their shareholdings
in TM, MoF Inc. and Khazanah
have an interest of 16.81% in
XL.
Datuk Zalekha Hassan is a
representative of MoF Inc. on
TM Board. Puan Dyg Sadiah
Abg Bohan is the alternate
Director to Datuk Zalekha
Hassan.
Dato’ Azman Mokhtar is the
Managing Director of Khazanah
and also a representative of
Khazanah on TM Board.
11. RECURRENT RELATED
PARTY TRANSACTIONS
OF A REVENUE OR
TRADING NATURE (RRPT)
At the last EGM held on 8 May
2007, the Company obtained a
general mandate from its
shareholders on the RRPT entered
into by the Company and/or its
subsidiaries (RRPT Mandate).
The RRPT mandate is valid until
the conclusion of the forthcoming
23rd AGM of the Company to be
held on 17 April 2008.
Value of
Transactions
RM’000
Nature of
Transaction
– Provision of Voice Over
Internet Protocol (VoIP)
related services by TM, TM
International, TM(S) and
Celcom to XL and viceversa. Provision of VoIP
related services by XL to
TMHK
53,429
– International roaming and
interconnection charges by
Celcom and TM(S) to XL and
vice-versa
– Interconnection and leased
line charges by TM to
Excelcomindo and vice
versa. Interconnection and
leased line charges by XL to
TM International and TMHK
– Other telecommunication
services cost and
reimbursement expenses
charged by TM, TM(S) and
Celcom to XL and vice-versa
– Lease of bandwidth to
support Network Access
Point product for corporate
solutions by TM to XL
XL
MobileOne
Limited (M1)
MoF Inc.,
Khazanah,
Datuk Zalekha
Hassan, Puan
Dyg Sadiah Abg
Bohan and
Dato’ Azman
Mokhtar
In addition to their interest in
XL through their shareholdings
in TM, MoF Inc. and Khazanah
have an interest of 16.81% in
XL.
International roaming and
interconnection charges by XL
to M1 and vice-versa
In addition to their interest in
M1 through their shareholdings
in TM, MoF Inc. and Khazanah
have an interest of 29.73% in
M1 through their 20% interest
in SunShare Investments Ltd.
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Accountability
Additional Compliance Information
Transacting
companies
within TM Group
Transacting
Related
Parties
Interested
Related
Parties
XL (Continued)
Additional Compliance Information
Nature of
relationship
Nature of
Transaction
Value of
Transactions
RM’000
Transacting
companies
within TM Group
Transacting
Related
Parties
Interested
Related
Parties
Multinet Pakistan
(Pte) Limited
(Multinet)
(Continued)
Datuk Zalekha Hassan is a
representative of MoF Inc. on
TM Board. Puan Dyg Sadiah
Abg Bohan is the alternate
Director to Datuk Zalekha
Hassan.
PT Bank Lippo
Tbk (Lippo
Bank)
MoF Inc.,
Khazanah,
Datuk Zalekha
Hassan, Puan
Dyg Sadiah Abg
Bohan and
Dato’ Azman
Mokhtar
In addition to their interest in
XL through their shareholdings
in TM, MoF Inc. and Khazanah
have an interest of 16.81% in
XL.
Dato’ Azman Mokhtar is the
Managing Director of Khazanah
and also a representative of
Khazanah on TM Board.
Supply of Multi Protocol Level
Switch and Global System for
mobile communication
services from XL to Lippo
Bank
5,306
MoF Inc. and Khazanah have
an interest of 87.8% in Lippo
Bank.
Datuk Zalekha Hassan is a
representative of MoF Inc. on
TM Board. Puan Dyg Sadiah
Abg Bohan is the alternate
Director to Datuk Zalekha
Hassan.
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Fiberail Sdn
Bhd (Fiberail)
MoF Inc.,
Khazanah,
Datuk Zalekha
Hassan, Puan
Dyg Sadiah Abg
Bohan and
Dato’ Azman
Mokhtar
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In addition to their interest in
Fiberail through their
shareholdings in TM, MoF Inc.
and Khazanah have an interest
of 36% in Fiberail through MoF
Inc.’s wholly-owned subsidiary,
Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad.
TM and/or its
subsidiaries
Khazanah
and/or
companies in
which Khazanah
holds an
interest of at
least 5% (other
than through
TM) (Khazanah
Companies)
MoF Inc.,
Khazanah,
Datuk Zalekha
Hassan, Puan
Dyg Sadiah Abg
Bohan and
Dato’ Azman
Mokhtar
MoF Inc. and Khazanah have
an interest of at least 5% in
Khazanah Companies.
Datuk Zalekha Hassan is a
representative of MoF Inc. on
TM Board. Puan Dyg Sadiah
Abg Bohan is the alternate
Director to Datuk Zalekha
Hassan.
Sales and purchases of
interconnection services on
international and domestic
traffic to/from Time DotCom
Berhad and its subsidiaries
28,350
Dato’ Azman Mokhtar is the
Managing Director of Khazanah
and also a representative of
Khazanah on TM Board.
The Company proposes to obtain a new RRPT Mandate at the forthcoming 23rd AGM of the Company. This new RRPT Mandate,
if approved by shareholders, would be valid until the conclusion of the next AGM of the Company.
Dato’ Azman Mokhtar is the
Managing Director of Khazanah
and also a representative of
Khazanah on TM Board.
Multinet Pakistan
(Pte) Limited
(Multinet)
Value of
Transactions
RM’000
Nature of
Transaction
Datuk Zalekha Hassan is a
representative of MoF Inc. on
TM Board. Puan Dyg Sadiah
Abg Bohan is the alternate
Director to Datuk Zalekha
Hassan.
Dato’ Azman Mokhtar is the
Managing Director of Khazanah
and also a representative of
Khazanah on TM Board.
XL
Nature of
relationship
Supply of fibre optic cables by
Fiberail to Multinet
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Report
Audit Committee
Accountability
Members of the Audit Committee shall not have a
relationship, which in the opinion of the Board, would interfere
with the exercise of independent judgement in carrying out
the functions of the Audit Committee. Members of the Audit
Committee shall possess wisdom, sound judgement,
objectivity, independent attitude, management experience and
knowledge of the industry.
YB Datuk Nur Jazlan Tan Sri Mohamed, the Chairman of the
Audit Committee up till May 2007 and Dato’ Lim Kheng Guan,
Chairman from August 2007, are both Independent NonExecutive Directors and members of the Malaysian Institute of
Accountants (MIA).
1
2
SUMMARY OF ACTIVITIES IN 2007
The Audit Committee carried out its duties as set out in the
terms of reference published elsewhere in this annual report.
The Audit Committee also reviewed and deliberated on reports
and updates as provided by the following Committees.
(a)
The Best Practice Committee (formerly known as Task
Force for Best Practices) which was established by the
Audit Committee in 2001 mainly to provide support as
follows:
•
New updates and developments of best business
practices and exposure drafts, principally on
Corporate Governance, statutory and regulatory
requirements, compliance with accounting standards
and other business guidelines.
•
Establishment of Group Business Assurance
Committee (GBAC) following the consolidation of Risk
Management Unit, Fraud Management Unit and
Revenue Assurance Unit under Group Finance.
•
Establishment of Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
Standard Operating Procedures in order to improve
the standardisation of ERM implementation processes
throughout the Group.
•
Reviews and reports on the adequacy, effectiveness
and reliability of the system of internal controls based
on control self-assessments performed annually by
key senior management of the Operating Companies/
Subsidiaries through the Annual Internal Control
Assurance Letter reporting, and Internal Control
Incidents submitted to the Group Chief Executive
Officer and the Group Chief Auditor.
•
Reviews and reports on the status of financial
controls based on self-assessments conducted
quarterly by the CEO/CFO of the Operating
Companies/Subsidiaries through the Financial
Controls Compliance and Assurance Letter submitted
to the Group CFO.
•
Reviews and reports on new policy updates, revisions
or enhancements of the Business Process Manual
and Subsidiaries Policy as recommended by the
Management to ascertain that the improvements
made are aligned to business best practices and
effective internal control processes.
3
MEETINGS & ATTENDANCE
The Audit Committee had a total of seven (7) meetings in the
financial year 2007. The attendance record was as follows:
Member
4
5
MEMBERSHIP
Percentage
3/3
7/7
4/4
5/7
7/7
3/3
100%
100%
100%
71%
100%
100%
YB Datuk Nur Jazlan Tan Sri Mohamed
(Chairman, resigned 29 May 2007)
Independent Non-Executive Director
Datuk Zalekha Hassan 2
(appointed 31 January 2008)
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
Dato’ Lim Kheng Guan 1
(Chairman, appointed 16 August 2007)
Senior Independent Non-Executive Director
Rosli Man 3
Independent Non-Executive Director
The Group Chief Executive Officer, Group Chief Financial
Officer, other Senior Management members and External
Auditors attended these meetings upon invitation to brief the
Audit Committee on specific issues. A key feature prior to
each Audit Committee Meeting is a private session between
the Chairman and the Group Chief Auditor and the External
Auditors (separately) without the Management’s presence. The
Audit Committee also had several meetings with the External
Auditors without the Management’s presence.
Ir Prabahar NK Singam 4
(appointed 16 August 2007)
Independent Non-Executive Director
Minutes of meetings of the Audit Committee were circulated
to all members of the Board and significant issues were
discussed at Board Meetings.
The Audit Committee comprises 3 Independent Non-Executive Directors and 1 Non-Independent
Non-Executive Director. The composition of the Audit Committee in 2007 was as follows:
Dato’ Ir Dr Abdul Rahim Daud
(resigned 16 August 2007)
Independent Non-Executive Director
Dato’ Ahmad Hj Hashim
(resigned 7 January 2008)
Non-Independent Non-Executive Director
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YB Datuk Nur Jazlan
Tan Sri Mohamed
Dato’ Lim Kheng Guan
Dato’ Ir Dr Abdul Rahim Daud
Dato’ Ahmad Hj Hashim
Rosli Man
Ir Prabahar NK Singam
Attendance
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Group Chief Auditor/Secretary to the Audit Committee
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(b)
(c)
The Management Audit Issues Action Committee which
was established by the Audit Committee in 2002 to
update on progress of:
•
Management actions to resolve significant internal
controls and accounting issues as highlighted by the
Internal and External auditors.
•
Any other recommendations made by the Audit
Committee for Management action.
The Internal Control Incident Committee, established in
2003, which deliberates alleged major control incidents or
failures based on reports submitted from Management or
special investigation/audit conducted and proposes the
next course of action. The reports are summarised by the
Group Chief Auditor and updated to the Audit Committee
at least on a quarterly basis describing the following:
•
(d)
The nature and root causes of control failures which
have financial impact and/or affect the image and
reputation of the Group.
•
Lateral learnings to prevent recurrence of similar
incidents within the Group.
•
Status of actions taken by Management to remedy
control weaknesses and appropriate disciplinary
action taken.
Reports from Management on the following:
•
•
The extent of non-audit work performed by the
External Auditors to ensure that the provision of
non-audit services does not impair their
independence or objectivity.
The implementation preparation and progress of the
major projects that have been developed and
implemented in 2007 such as Group Enterprise
Resource Management System (GEMS).
•
Group Business Assurance Report, which comprised
Risk Management activities, Revenue Assurance and
Fraud Management.
•
Treasury Investment status report on a quarterly
basis which focused on TM’s equity and fixed income
portfolios.
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(e)
COSO (The Committee of Sponsoring Organisations of the
Treadway Commission) which has been adopted as the
generally-accepted integrated framework for internal
controls and which is widely recognised as the definitive
standard against which the Group measures the
effectiveness of its systems of internal control.
GROUP INTERNAL AUDIT
Group Internal Audit (“GIA”) strives to provide greater value as
a key contributor to the Group’s governance framework. Many
new areas of governance now require a different type of
auditing skills and this has led to a fundamental shift in the
nature of audit services provided by GIA. Effective internal
audit functions help the Group to accomplish the business
objectives by establishing a structured, disciplined approach to
review and evaluate the effectiveness of governance, risk
management and internal control processes. The purpose,
authority and responsibility of GIA as well as the nature of
assurance and consultancy activities provided to the Group is
clearly articulated in the Internal Audit Charter that has been
approved by the Audit Committee.
GIA reports directly to the Audit Committee. The Group Chief
Auditor periodically reports the activities and key strategic and
controls issues noted by GIA to the Audit Committee. The
Audit Committee reviews and approves the GIA’s annual
budget and Human Resource requirements to ensure that this
important function is adequately resourced with competent
and proficient internal auditors.
INTERNAL AUDIT PRACTICES & FRAMEWORK
To ensure standardisation and consistency in providing
assurance on the adequacy, integrity and effectiveness of the
Group’s overall system of internal controls, risk management
and governance, GIA has realigned its current audit practices
towards COSO Internal Controls – Integrated Framework.
Using this framework, all internal control assessments
performed by GIA must be based on the five (5) internal
control elements as follows:
•
•
•
•
•
Control Environment
Risk Assessment
Control Activities
Information & Communication
Monitoring
To further improve the existing internal audit processes, and
achieve greater efficiency and productivity, GIA has acquired
an electronic document management system. Key audit
processes that have been enhanced through the documents
management system are risk assessment, scheduling
activities, electronic working paper and on-line audit review.
SCOPE & COVERAGE
GIA maintains a flexible audit approach and a dynamic audit
plan that addresses the emerging risks of today as well as
potential future risks. This has enhanced its ability to effect
and facilitate change, and foster continuous improvements
within the Group. The end-to-end process audit has positioned
GIA at the forefront of positive change by recommending and
facilitating the alignment of people, processes and technology.
The scope of the audit engagement is aligned with the primary
risks of the organisation mainly arising from previous audit
issues, TM Group Risk Strategy and strategic initiatives under
the Performance Improvement Programme (PIP) from entity,
subsidiary, business or process levels. Identified key audit
areas in 2007 in line with COSO broad objectives are as follows:
1.
Effectiveness and efficiency of operations
• Information Technology & Systems Reviews
• SAP Post Implementation Reviews
• Key Business Process (i.e. end-to-end process)
• Reviews on Shared Services Organisation (SSO)
• Contract Management
• Reviews on IT Governance
2.
Reliability of Financial Reporting
• Financial Reporting Reviews
• Quarterly Interim Financial Reviews
• Billing System Reviews
3.
Compliance with applicable laws and regulations
• Recurrent Related Party Transactions Reviews
GIA has also been requested to collaborate with Management
to review and evaluate the risk exposure for TM’s major
projects and ensure that the controls are adequate to mitigate
those identified risks.
COMMITMENT TO COMPETENCE
Given the ever-increasing range of new technologies, process
risks and changes to the business environment, it is critical
that internal auditors are well trained and equipped with the
requisite skills and knowledge. In 2007, the Group invested
heavily in developing and executing training programmes to
meet its business requirements and to enable internal auditors
to perform their duties better. Among the seminars and
workshops attended by GIA in 2007 were:
Corporate Governance
• Update on Corporate Law and Capital Markets
• Revised Malaysian Code on Corporate Governance
• Corporate Boards and Challenges
Management & Leadership
• Building and Nurturing High Performance Teams
• National Management Conference 2007
• Effective Middle Management
Process Knowledge
• Telecoms Fraud and Fraud Risk Prevention
• Strategic Procurement & Supply Chain Management
• Strategic Marketing Planning
• Financial Reporting Environment in Malaysia, Updates
• SAP Authorisation Concept
• World Continuity Congress on Business Continuity and
Disaster Growth
• IT Audit for IT Managers
• Risk Based Auditing
INTERNAL AUDIT QUALITY
In line with The Institute of Internal Auditor (IIA) Standards,
GIA carries out periodic and on-going assessments on the
entire spectrum of audit work performed by the internal
auditors via an external quality assessment by a qualified
independent reviewer once every five years. The assessment
includes the evaluation of areas such as compliance with IIA
standards and GIA Manuals, contribution to the governance,
risk assessment and control processes as well as performance
management. Group Internal Audit generally conforms to the
International Standards for the Professional Practice of
Internal Auditing.
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TERMS OF REFERENCE OF THE
AUDIT COMMITTEE
1.
COMPOSITION
The AC must be composed of no fewer than three
members and the majority shall be Independent NonExecutive Directors. All members of the AC, including the
Chairman, will hold office only so long as they serve as
Directors of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM).
The composition of the AC shall meet the independence
and experience requirements of the Bursa Securities
Listing Requirements and other rules and regulations of
the Securities Commission. The Board of Directors must
review the term of office and performance of the AC and
each of its members at least once every three years to
determine whether the AC has carried out its duties in
accordance with Terms of Reference.
a.
Have explicit authority to investigate any matter
within its terms of reference;
b.
Have the resources which are required to perform
its duties;
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Have access to the minutes, reports and information
of all subsidiary AC;
Have direct communication channels with the
External Auditors and person(s) carrying out the
internal audit function or activity (if any);
f.
Be able to obtain independent professional or other
advice and to invite outsiders with relevant
experience to attend the AC’s meetings (if required)
and to brief the AC thereof;
g.
h.
i.
The attendance at any particular AC meeting by
other Directors and employees of TM at the AC’s
invitation and discretion and must be specific to the
relevant meeting;
Be able to convene meetings with External Auditors,
excluding the attendance of the executive members
of the AC, whenever deemed necessary;
4.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
b)
The following are the main duties and responsibilities of
the AC collectively, (and shall review and report the same
to the Board of Directors):
Significant changes and adjustments in the
presentation of financial statements;
c)
Compliance with laws and local and
international accounting standards;
d)
Material fluctuations in balances in the
financial statements;
e)
Significant variations in audit scope and
approach; and
f)
Significant commitments or contingent
liabilities.
4.1 Risk Management and Internal Control
•
Be able to seek clarification from the subsidiary
Board or CEO;
k.
Have step-in rights in the situation where there is
possible fraud, illegal acts or code of conduct
violation is suspected involving senior management
or members of the Board;
l.
Be able to direct the centralisation of the Group
Internal Audit (GIA) and that GIA provides
representation at the subsidiary AC;
m.
Have authority and ability for placement of internal
audit resources TM Group wide;
n.
Require the Head of Internal Audit at subsidiary and
the Group Chief Auditor to escalate and inform the
AC immediately on urgent matters.
Review the adequacy and the integrity of the
Group’s internal control systems and
management information systems, including
systems for compliance with applicable laws,
rules, directives and guidelines.
•
Propose an adequate system of risk
management for Management to safeguard the
Group’s assets.
•
Review the risk profile of the Group and major
initiatives having significant impact on the
business.
•
Discuss problems and reservations arising from
the interim and final audits and any matter the
auditor may wish to discuss in the absence of
Management where necessary;
•
Propose best practices on disclosure in financial
results and annual reports of the Company in
line with the principles set out in the Malaysian
Code of Corporate Governance, other applicable
laws, rules, directives and guidelines.
•
Review the follow-up actions by Management on
the weaknesses of internal accounting
procedures and controls as highlighted by the
External and Internal Auditors as per
management letters.
•
Where there is an audit assignment initiated
by the GIA central office that have bearing
upon all subsidiaries or that the subsidiaries’
results would affect the audit opinion of the
Group, the respective subsidiaries’ internal audit
office must adhere to the request and include in
its audit plan.
4.2 Financial Reporting Review
•
Have immediate access to reports on findings and
recommendations from Group Internal Audit in
respect of any fraud or irregularities discovered and
referred to Group Internal Audit by the
Management;
j.
AUTHORITY
In carrying out its duties and responsibilities, the AC
shall have the following rights, in accordance with the
procedures to be determined by the Board of Directors
and at the cost to the Company:
Have full, free and unrestricted access to any
information, records, properties and personnel of TM
and of any other companies within the TM Group;
e.
MEETINGS
The AC shall meet at least four times a year and such
additional meetings as the Chairman shall decide. In
order to form a quorum, a majority of the members
must be present and the majority of those present must
be Independent Non-Executive Directors. The Notice and
agenda for the meeting shall be sent in advance to all
members of the AC. The Chairman of the AC shall
provide to the Board a report of the AC Meetings.
3.
c.
d.
The Audit Committee (AC) Members shall be appointed
by the Board of Directors (“Board”) from amongst their
members. No alternate director shall be appointed as a
member of the Audit Committee.
2.
Audit Committee Report
Review the quarterly interim results, half-yearly
results and annual financial statements review
of the Company and the Group, focusing
particularly on:
a)
•
Any changes in accounting policies and
practices;
b)
Significant or material adjustments with
financial impact arising from the audit;
c)
Significant unusual events or exceptional
activities;
d)
Financial decision-making with the
presumptions of significant judgments;
e)
The going concern assumptions; and
f)
Compliance with approved accounting
standards, stock exchange and other
regulatory requirements.
4.3 External Audit
•
Consider the appointment of a suitable accounting
firm to act as External Auditors and amongst the
factors to be considered for the appointment are
the adequacy of the experience and resources of
the firm and the persons assigned to the audit, to
consider any question of resignation (including any
letter of resignation) or removal and whether
there is a reason (supported by grounds) to
believe that the External Auditors are not suitable
for re-appointment and to recommend the audit
fee payable thereof.
•
Discuss with the External Auditors before the
audit commences, the audit plan, nature, approach
and scope of the audit and ensure coordination
where more than one audit firm is involved.
Review with the External Auditors the financial
statements for the purpose of approval before
the audited financial statements are presented
to the Board for adoption including:
a)
Whether the auditors’ report contained any
qualifications which must be properly
discussed and acted upon for purposes of
resolving the contentious point of disputes
in the current audits and to remove the
cause of the auditors’ concern in the
conduct of future audits;
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•
The internal audit function should be independent
of the activities that they audit and should be
performed with impartiality, proficiency and due
professional care. The Board or the AC should
determine the remit of the internal audit function.
4.4 Group Internal Audit (GIA)
•
•
To approve the Internal Audit Charter, which
defines the independent purpose, authority,
scope and responsibility of the internal audit
function in the Company and Group.
•
•
Review the Internal Audit Plan and results of the
internal audit process and where necessary to
ensure:
a)
•
4.5 Related Party Transactions
That appropriate action is taken on the
recommendations of the internal audit
function;
b)
That Group Internal Audit has adequate and
competent resources and that it has the
necessary authority to carry out its work; and
c)
That the goals and objectives of Group
Internal Audit are commensurate with
corporate goals.
Review and appraise the performance and
remuneration of the Group Chief Auditor and
senior staff members of Group Internal Audit,
approve the appointment or termination of the
Group Chief Auditor and senior staff members
of Group Internal Audit and inform itself of
resignations of the Group Chief Auditor and
senior staff members of the Group Internal
Audit and provide the resigning staff member an
opportunity to submit his reasons for resigning.
Be informed, referred to and agree on the
initiation, commencement and mechanism of any
disciplinary proceedings/investigations, including
the nature and reasons for the said disciplinary
proceedings/investigations, as well as the
subsequent findings and proposed disciplinary
actions against the Group Chief Auditor and
senior staff members of Group Internal Audit. As
employees of TM, the Group Chief Auditor and
senior staff members of Group Internal Audit are
subject to TM’s human resource policies and
guidelines, including disciplinary
proceedings/investigations and actions.
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Consider and review any significant transactions,
which are not within the normal course of
business and any related party transactions and
conflict of interest situations that may arise
within the Company and the Group including any
transaction, procedure or course of conduct that
raises questions of Management integrity.
4.6 Employee Share Option Scheme (ESOS)
•
Verify the allocation of share options to the
Group’s eligible employees in accordance with
the Bursa Securities Listing Requirements at the
end of each financial year.
4.7 Other Matters
•
Establish a process for dealing with complaints
received by the Company and the Group
regarding accounting issues, internal control
matters or auditing matters and the confidential,
anonymous submission by employees of
concerns regarding questionable accounting or
auditing matters.
•
To report to Bursa Securities, if the AC views
that a matter resulting in a breach of the Bursa
Securities Listing Requirements reported by the
AC to the Board has not been satisfactorily
resolved by the Board.
•
Such matters as the AC considers appropriate
or as defined by the Board.
RESPONSIBILITY AND
ACCOUNTABILITY
The Board of Directors (“Board”) is responsible
and accountable for maintaining a sound system
of internal control which covers governance, risk
management, financial, organisational, operational
and compliance controls to safeguard
shareholders’ investments, customers’ interests
and the Group’s assets. The Board recognises and
affirms its overall responsibility for the Group’s
system of internal control which includes the
establishment of an appropriate control
environment and framework as well as reviewing
its effectiveness, adequacy and integrity. However,
the Board recognises that this system is designed
to manage, rather than eliminate the risk of nonachievement of the Group’s objectives. It therefore,
provides reasonable and not absolute assurance,
against the occurrence of any material
misstatement or loss.
The Board is assisted by the Management in the
implementation of the approved policies and
procedures on risk and control. Management
identifies and assesses the risk faced and then
designs, implements and monitors appropriate
internal controls to mitigate and manage these
risks.
This Statement on Internal Control ("the
Statement") has been prepared in compliance with
the Listing Requirements of Bursa Malaysia
Securities Berhad and in accordance with the
guidance in the “Statement on Internal Control –
Guidance for Directors of Public Listed Companies”.
RISK MANAGEMENT GOVERNANCE
Dato’ Lim Kheng Guan
Chairman
The Group has in place an on-going process for
identifying, evaluating, monitoring and managing
the significant risks affecting the achievement of
the Group’s objectives throughout the period. This
process is regularly reviewed by the Board taking
cognisance of changes in the regulatory and
business environment to ensure the adequacy and
integrity of the system of internal controls.
TM Group is committed to implementing
Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) as a key
strategic risk management tool to proactively
identify and manage risks throughout the Group. It
is inevitable that risks will always exist in an
organisation and these risks are managed or
controlled. Managing risk is a shared responsibility
and therefore, the management of risk is
integrated into the managerial framework of an
organisation. It is an interactive process consisting
of steps which, when undertaken in sequence,
enable continual improvement in decision-making.
Principal risks that have been identified by the
Board are:
•
•
•
•
Strategic Risk: Human Resource risk, Market risk
and Technology risk
Operational Risk: Process risk (e.g. Network risk,
Procurement risk, IT risk)
Reporting Risk: Information System risk and
Financial Reporting risk
Compliance Risk: Regulatory risk and Legal risk
INTERNAL CONTROL FRAMEWORK
The Board’s evaluation of the adequacy of the
internal controls in the Group is based on the
criteria developed under COSO (Committee of the
Sponsoring Organisations of the Treadway
Commission) Internal Control Integrated
Framework. It is a generally-accepted framework
for internal control and is widely recognised as the
standards against which the Group measures the
effectiveness of its systems of internal control. The
internal control system is intertwined with the
Group’s operating activities and exists for
fundamental business reasons.
Under the COSO model, internal control
framework is segregated into five inter-related
components as follows.
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Monitor the extent of non-audit work to be
performed by the external auditors to ensure
that the provision of non-audit services does not
impair their independence or objectivity.
On Internal Control
•
Accountability
Accountability
Directors Statement On Internal Control
A. CONTROL ENVIRONMENT
Control environment is the organisational structure and
culture created by management and employees to sustain
organisational support for effective internal control. The
Management’s commitment to establishing and maintaining
effective internal control are cascaded down and permeated
throughout the Group control environment, aiding in the
successful implementation of internal controls. Key activities
involved are:
Organisation Structure
• TM Group has a formal organisation structure in place
with clearly defined lines of responsibility and
accountability aligned to business and operations
requirements.
Assignment of Authority and Responsibility
• Clear definition of limits of authority and responsibilities
through the Group’s Business Process Manual and
Subsidiaries Policy that have been approved by the Board
and subject to regular reviews and enhancements.
Core Values
• Internalisation of TM Group’s Core Values of “Total
Commitment to Customers”, “Uncompromising Integrity”
and “Respect and Care” sets the guiding principles of the
Group’s culture.
Code of Business Ethics
• All employees are required to sign and adhere to the
Group’s Code of Business Ethics, which outlines the
minimum standard of behaviour and ethical conduct
expected of employees in business matters.
Competency – Based Development Framework
• TM Group has established a framework to analyse current
human capital development needs and challenges
undertaken to ensure key assets, being its people and
their dedication and abilities, are competitive in the
present and remain so in the future.
Board and Audit Committee
• The various Board Committees, namely the Audit
Committee, the Nomination and Remuneration Committee,
the Tender Committee, Employee Share Option Scheme
(ESOS) Committee and other ad-hoc Committees that are
all governed by clearly defined terms of references.
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•
The Audit Committee, comprising all non-executive
directors and a majority of independent directors, bring
with them wide ranging in-depth experience, knowledge
and expertise. They continue to meet and have full and
unimpeded access to both the internal and external
auditors during the financial year.
Human Resource Policies and Procedures
• Efforts have been made by the Group to realign its
existing Human Resource policies and procedures with the
initiatives developed by the Government under the GLC
Transformation Programme.
B. RISK ASSESSMENT
Risk assessment is the identification and analysis of relevant
risks to achieve the Group’s objectives, forming a basis for
determining how risk is managed in terms of likelihood and
impact. Key activities involved within this area are:
Enterprise Risk Management (ERM)
• Risk management is firmly embedded in the Group’s
system of internal control as it is regarded by the Board to
be an integral part of the operations. Managing risk is a
shared responsibility and therefore the management of
risks is integrated within the Group’s governance, business
processes and operations. It is an interactive process
consisting of steps which, undertaken in sequence, enable
continual improvement in decision-making. Employees’
appreciation and commitment to ERM is continually
emphasised and enforced.
•
Group Internal Audit complements the role of Risk
Management Unit by performing post-implementation
reviews of ERM workshops, to independently review risk
profiles, risk management strategies and adequacy and
effectiveness of the controls identified and implemented in
response to the risks identified.
Control Self-Assessments (CSA)
• Control Self-Assessments (CSA) is a process that allows
the employees in the Group to identify the risks within their
business environment and evaluate adequacy and
effectiveness of the controls in place. The CSA’s result is
used as one of the key information in identifying high-risk
areas within the Group.
C. CONTROL ACTIVITIES
D. INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION
Control activities are the policies and procedures that help
ensure management’s directives are carried out. Relevant
activities within TM Group are as follows:
Information and Communication ensures that pertinent
information is identified, captured and communicated in a
form and time frame that enables people to carry out their
responsibilities. Relevant key activities within the Group are:
Business Performance Management (BPM) Policy and Guidelines
• BPM provides a comprehensive reference to TM Balanced
Scorecard (BSC) implementation, stating the guiding
principles and policies for TM Group on BSC development
and deployment processes;
•
It supports TM’s Corporate Governance, providing an
internal control framework to manage strategy
implementation for better business performance results.
IT Governance Policy
• TM Group has in place an IT Governance policy which is
established based on the current Information Technology
(IT) issues identified internally and raised by the internal
and external auditors. It consists of 6 core policies, namely
IT Security Policy, IT Network Policy, IT Application Control
Policy, IT Desktops, PDA, Email, Internet and Intranet
Policy, Purchasing, Licensing and Usage of Corporate
Software and Business Continuity Facility Policy.
Subsidiaries Policy
• Subsidiaries Policy (SP) is positioned to ensure that the
Group's interests are protected and prioritised at all times
while providing adequate flexibility for subsidiaries to
deliver their respective business objectives.
Performance Improvement Programme (PIP)
• TM’s PIP journey is synchronised with the overall GLC
Transformation Programme as envisioned in the GLC
Transformation Manual issued by the Putrajaya Committee
on GLC High Performance (PCG). It is included as part of
TM’s Group Strategy Map in ensuring positive
improvements to overall Group performance.
Insurance and Physical Safeguard
• Adequate insurance and physical safeguards on major
assets are in place to ensure that assets of the Group are
sufficiently covered against any mishap that will result in
material losses to the Group.
Communications Policy
• TM Group is committed to open and effective
communication as an essential component of its culture in
order to motivate the workforce in delivering high quality
services and exceptional value to customers and other
stakeholders as well as anticipating their feedback.
•
Its purpose is to ensure that communication across the
TM Group is well coordinated, effectively managed and
meets the diverse needs of the organisation.
Group Enterprise Resource Management Systems (GEMS)
• GEMS Project is a major initiative towards improving the
business performance of TM Group via integrated
information and processes across TM Group. Through the
implementation of GEMS, a significant portion of business
processes will be aligned to a SAP solution and TM will
emerge as a tightly-integrated, vibrant and dynamic
enterprise.
Internal Control Incident (ICI) Reporting
• Internal Control Incident (ICI) Reporting is meant to
capture and disseminate lessons learnt from internal
control incidents with the objective of preventing similar
incidents from occurring in other operating companies
within the Group.
Best Practice Committee
• The Best Practice Committee is a management committee
that reports to the Audit Committee. It provides updates
and developments of best practices and exposure drafts
on corporate governance, statutory and regulatory
requirements set by all statutory bodies/relevant
authorities, compliance to accounting standards and other
business guidelines and issues. All requisite reminders
and updates are raised through its secretariat, the
Compliance Unit.
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•
E. MONITORING
Monitoring the effectiveness of internal control is embedded in
the normal course of the business. Periodical assessments
are being integrated as part of management’s continuous
monitoring of internal control. There are systematic processes
available in addressing deficiencies such as:
Management Committees
• Group Executive Committee (EXCO) meetings are held on a
regular basis to identify, discuss and resolve strategic,
operational, financial and key management issues.
•
Management Audit Issues Action Committee, comprising
members of Senior Management and CEO/COOs of major
Operating Companies regularly monitors major internal
and external audit issues to ensure they are promptly
addressed and resolved.
•
The TM Group Performance Improvement Management
Office (PIMO) was established with a full mandate to drive
and coordinate the Performance Improvement Programme
(PIP) as part of the strategy to achieve the Group’s ultimate
aspirations.
Periodical Self-Assessments
• Annual disclosures are made by the Group’s Operating
Companies’ CEO/CFO/COO and senior management on the
overall effectiveness, reliability and adequacy of their
respective companies’ systems of internal controls and
financial controls respectively.
•
Quarterly disclosure on Financial Controls Compliance and
Assurance as part of the initiative to inculcate selfawareness on the “financial and internal controls”
requirements within the Group.
Headline Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
• These Headline KPIs are a subset of broader performance
indicators approved by the Board. The Board agreed in
year 2007 on 3 KPIs taken from TM Group Corporate
Scorecard to be reported as “Headline KPIs”, e.g.
Revenue, EBITDA Margin and Return on Equity.
Group Internal Audit
• Group Internal Audit carries out continuous assessments
of the quality of risk management and existing internal
controls. It also assists to promote effective risk
management in the lines of business operations.
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Group Internal Audit continues to independently and
objectively monitor compliance with policies and
procedures and effectiveness of the internal control
systems. Significant findings and recommendations for
improvements are highlighted to Senior Management and
the Audit Committee, with periodic follow up reviews of
action plans. Group Internal Audit’s practices and conduct
are governed by the Internal Audit Charter.
Special Affairs Unit
• Special Affairs Unit is responsible to review and monitor
the ethical conduct and practices of all employees including
Senior Management. Investigation of Internal Control
Incident (ICI) cases is also undertaken by the Unit (where
applicable) and tabled to the ICI Committee and to the
Board via the Audit Committee. Appropriate actions are then
taken based on the strengths and merits of the findings.
REVIEW OF THE STATEMENT BY THE BOARD
OF DIRECTORS
The Board considers the system of internal control described
in this Statement to be adequate and the risks are considered
to be at an acceptable level within the context of the Group’s
business environment. The Board and Management continue
to take measures to strengthen the control environment and
monitor the health of the internal controls framework.
For the financial year under review, the Board is satisfied that
the system of internal control was satisfactory and has not
resulted in any material losses, contingencies or uncertainties.
TM’s internal control system does not apply to its associated
companies and joint controlled entities, which fall within the
control of their majority shareholders. Nonetheless, the
interests of TM is served through representation on the Board
of Directors and Senior Management posting(s) of the
associated companies and joint controlled entities through the
review of management accounts received. These provide the
Board with performance related information to enable
informed and timely decision making on the Group’s
investments in such companies.
CHAIRMAN’S STATEMENT
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OVERVIEW
Statement
Chairman’s
Dear Shareholders,
You will be pleased to know that TM’s performance in 2007 was favourable
in more ways than one. Building on the momentum gained from the
Performance Improvement Program (PIP) that we launched in mid 2006,
we saw the full year impact of PIP initiatives which have enabled us to
deliver outstanding financial results despite an increasingly competitive
environment. We also delivered on our Key Performance Indicators in
furtherance of the process of transformation which continued to be an overarching theme, improved our productivity, grew our mobile and broadband
customer base and stabilised traditional fixed-line revenues. Outside Malaysia,
we continued our growth momentum while corporate developments in India
culminating in the listing of Spice Communications Ltd (Spice), provided a
further boost to our regional presence.
TAN SRI DATO’ Ir MUHAMMAD RADZI HJ MANSOR
NON-INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN
It was the year when TM completed
20 years as a privatised entity coinciding
with Malaysia’s 50th year of nationhood.
Over this period, we grew from a
company with a revenue of RM1.5 billion
and Loss After Tax of RM97.0 million to
a revenue of RM17.8 billion and Profit
After Tax of RM2.6 billion.
Commemorating these separate
milestones, we published “Transforming
a Legacy”, a commemorative book
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which captures in words and pictures
the growth and evolution of Malaysia’s
telecommunications industry for
posterity. As TM was at the centre of
that growth, we believed it was
necessary to trace our development
from our humble beginnings to the
present day. The book was launched
by the Prime Minister of Malaysia,
Dato’ Seri Abdullah Haji Ahmad Badawi,
during TM Group’s Hari Raya open
house held on 3 November 2007.
It was also a year in which we
embarked on a bold and strategic move
to demerge our businesses into two –
one, a company dedicated to the fixedsector business with all the
opportunities that high-speed broadband
and next-generation networks offer, and
two, a company whose focus would be
mobile services in several major
markets in South and South-East Asia,
including Malaysia. Both would be
positioned to strongly compete in their
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respective businesses and enhance
shareholder value. The Board believes
that demerger will help accelerate
performance improvement through
greater performance transparency,
organisational focus and improved
execution capacity. At the time of
publication of this annual report, the
process of demerger was well underway,
having obtained shareholders approval
to proceed with it. I am happy to report
that we are on target to complete it
within the second quarter of 2008 and a
new organisation structure and
management team had been put into
place to lead the two entities forward.
Chairman’s Statement
FINANCIAL & OPERATING
HIGHLIGHTS
Group revenue increased by 8.8% to
RM17.8 billion in the year under review,
against the record RM16.4 billion posted
in 2006. This was largely driven by
growth in mobile, leased services, and
Internet and multimedia sectors.
The Group’s Profit After Tax and
Minority Interest (PATAMI) registered a
commendable 23.1% growth to RM2.6
billion from RM2.1 billion previously.
Earnings Before Interest, Tax,
Depreciation and Amortisation (EBITDA)
was also an improvement at RM7.6
billion, compared to RM7.5 billion
recorded in 2006. The year 2007 saw
us adding 401,000 new broadband
customers bringing the total broadband
customer base to 1.3 million, while
fixed-line customers continued to
remain stable at 4.4 million.
On the international front, I am pleased
to report that TM International Berhad
(TMI) sustained growth despite
challenging macro-economic conditions
in nearly all our markets, particularly
Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Bangladesh.
The Group’s overseas contributions
posted positive revenue growth of 19.7%
contributing 26.2% to revenue
composition which was an improvement
over the 24.2% recorded in 2006.
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It was heartening to note from our
results that the Group’s mobile business
continued to strengthen in spite of a
fairly challenging macro-economic and
political environment. The total
contribution from mobile to Group
revenue was 53.2%, which was an
indication of sustainable growth.
Our mobile customer base grew to a
record 39.8 million customers from
28.5 million a year ago, which was a
robust 39.6% increase.
PROGRESS AND
ACHIEVEMENTS
DELIVERING SHAREHOLDER
VALUE
When we launched our new identity in
2005, we said that it was not a mere
cosmetic change. Over the last three
years, we have worked hard to ensure
that we did exactly that. I must say that
the change in the ‘form’ is easily
noticeable, taking on a more vibrant
and global identity. Along with that,
we have also transformed ourselves
into an emerging leader in Asian
communication, and grown from a
RM11.8 billion into a RM17.8 billion
revenue company with 39.8 million
regional mobile customers. Strategies
alone cannot bring about this
transformation without the change in
mindset of our employees and how
we run the Company – the part which
is not easily seen but crucial to deliver
the kind of transformation that we
have seen.
In line with the dividend payout policy of
40.0% to 60.0% of PATAMI, the Board of
Directors has proposed to declare a
final gross dividend of 22 sen per share
less tax of 26.0%, amounting to
RM560.0 million net. Combined with the
interim dividend of 26 sen per share
less tax of 27.0% paid on 4 September
2007, the total dividend payout in
respect of financial year 2007 would
amount to RM1,212.9 million
representing a payout ratio of 47.6%.
This is in addition to the RM1,654.5
million special dividend which was paid
to shareholders on 31 January 2008.
To illustrate the depth of progress that
TM has achieved, allow me to share the
transformation journey that we have
taken since the Government-linked
Companies (GLCs) transformation
initiative was launched in 2004. Over the
last four years, we have continued to
implement our strategy to transform
TM into a more competitive and
performance driven company.
One of the key areas is development
and management of human resources.
How do we mould and shape the
behaviour and mindset of a dynamic
and progressive workforce? To this end,
TM has embraced an enhanced
Performance Driven Culture by
introducing better performance rewards
to incentivise and motivate high
performers. TM has also embarked on
a Talent Management Programme. To
date, more than 400 executives have
been identified to be in the Talent Pool
where they are provided leadership
training and deployment to more
challenging positions. This is supported
by a Succession Planning framework
which was implemented to identify
potential successors to key positions
across the Group. Capacity building is
also given due emphasis. A Competency
Based Development Model and Learning
Programmes (SmartOrange) was
introduced to give staff adequate ‘soft
skills’ training to ensure they acquire
the critical behavioural competencies at
every stage of their career.
To measure the effectiveness of all
these efforts, we carried out two
assessments, 360˚ Feedback and
Employee Satisfaction Index (ESI)
surveys. 360˚ Feedback gives a
Competency Index (CI) reading which
measures individual and organisation
competency level based on a set of
behavioural attributes aligned to
Competency Based Development
Framework. The CI has improved to
7.54 in 2007 from 6.89 in 2004. While
ESI measures employees satisfaction in
relation to their workplace environment.
ESI has also improved to 75.4% in 2007
from 72.1% in 2004.
We have also improved the way we
manage our finances. We undertook a
financial integration exercise across the
Company with the implementation of a
Group-wide Enterprise Management
System (GEMS) in mid 2007 that
resulted in timely reporting, analysis
and operational efficiency. In addition,
the implementation of the Shared
Service Organisation (SSO) units
beginning 2006 helped to further
improve efficiency. To ensure that
TM remains a strategy-focused
organisation, we also adopted Groupwide, the Balanced Scorecard in 2005,
followed by incorporation of a risk
assessment component in our Balanced
Scorecard monthly Business
Performance Report.
Maintaining a high standard of
corporate governance has always been
an important element of the way we
conduct ourselves. Over the last four
years, the internal controls framework
in TM Group has been strengthened
with effective governance and
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independent oversight provided by the
Board Audit Committee and a strong
Group Internal Audit function at the
Group level. This is supported by the
respective Audit Committees and
Internal Audit functions at the major
subsidiaries. We have put in place a
structured and disciplined approach to
review and evaluate effectiveness of
governance, risk management and
internal processes with enterprise risk
management processes embedded in
key processes. In addition, more
controls are automated through the
implementation of the enterprise
resource planning system (SAP),
enabling speed in information sharing
and decision making.
For the procurement function
specifically, we have created a more
focused, proactive and proficient
environment which is rooted in best
practice management and exemplary
corporate governance in term of
accountability, transparency and
performance. TM led the way with a
unique strategic supplier partnership
model for its network transformation
into the Next Generation Network
(NGN). Given the size of the project and
the technological and operational
complexities involved, TM decided to
adopt an Establish, Operate and
Transfer (EOT) procurement approach
rather than outright purchases. Overall,
TM has adopted a holistic approach in
its procurement transformation. As part
of the strategic initiatives, TM has
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driven its cost saving efforts through
standardisation of specifications and
volume aggregation across the Group.
This has delivered significant bottom
line benefit through cost avoidance and
reduction showing that procurement
levers can be used in parallel to create
value and efficiency across the Group.
TM now is a matured organisation.
From my years at TM, I am pleased to
note that all the transformation that we
have put in place as mentioned above
have brought about a change-inprogress in TM’s culture over the last
four years. While there is no hard and
fast rule in quantifying the change that
have taken place, I can say that TM has
been on the positive track in embracing
‘private sector work culture’, one which
emphasises sense of urgency,
punctuality, Group interest, teamwork
and open communication. This is in line
with the GLC Transformation effort in
making GLCs such as TM more
competitive and performance-driven.
I believe this is also made possible by
open and transparent internal
communications which over the last
four years has helped to promote a
communicative culture in TM. We use
various tools to ensure that staff are
well informed of the Group’s key
developments and aspirations. Most of
all, this transformation is largely due to
the presence of a strong and capable
leader who through his actions, shaped
and inspired the whole organisation to
drive better performance.
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We continued to register improvements
from all the initiatives that have been
implemented as evident from the many
accolades that we received. In 2007, we
achieved triple honours and recognition
when we won the Frost & Sullivan
Malaysia Telecoms Awards as Service
Provider of the Year for the second
consecutive year, in addition to being
named 2007 Data Communications
Service Provider of the Year and 2007
Broadband Service Provider of the Year.
These awards were followed closely by
the 2007 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific
ICT Awards in Singapore, where TM
became the first Malaysian company to
be named Service Provider of the Year
in recognition of its leadership in the
Asia-Pacific region.
We clinched the Gold Award for the
Overall Excellence category of the
National Annual Corporate Report
Awards (NACRA) and the overall winner
of the 2007 National Award for
Management Accounting (NAfMA).
We also recently won Merit awards for
The Malaysian Business CSR Awards
2007 under the category of the Overall
Winner and Best Innovation in CSR.
Participating companies were evaluated
based on their compliance with the
environmental, and workplace
regulations, contributions to the
community at large, compliance and
contributions to the marketplace, and
compliance with ethical standards.
GOVERNANCE AND
CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY
Corporate Responsibility is evident
across all aspects of our operations and
has been an integral part of our
business since inception. We are
committed to operating in an ethical,
sustainable and socially responsible way.
We have always subscribed to the notion
of supporting host governments and
host communities wherever we operate
by being good corporate citizens and
discharging good corporate governance.
We have a number of clear policies in
respect of Corporate Governance,
Enterprise Risk Management,
Environmental Management and also
Procurement Practices in place that
govern our behaviour towards our
shareholders, our stakeholders, our
partners and last but not least, our
employees. Besides this, our Corporate
Social Responsibility Policy prescribes
that TM companies will also undertake
a variety of programmes that are
aligned with their businesses and also
benefits the wider interests of the
societies which we serve.
From a social perspective, TM continued
to intervene in efforts to support
community initiatives and charitable
organisations. We put in place a CSR
and Donations/Sponsorships Policy and
Best Practices which set out the
guidelines and criteria for the award of
donations and approval of sponsorships,
to ensure alignment of the corporate
response across the Group. The Group
also subscribed to the Silver Book
Guidelines prescribed for GLCs which
are designed to evaluate value creation
and the impact of donations and
sponsorships.
As part of our commitment toward
sustainable efforts in the community
and society, we continued to direct our
efforts towards Education, Sports
Development and Community & NationBuilding. The Group invested more than
RM73.0 million towards discharging our
responsibility to the community and
society in the year under review.
2008 OUTLOOK
Telecommunication industry continues
to move at a rapid pace. As a player in
an industry where its competitive
landscape is constantly changing,
we understand that we need to be
agile and an adaptive communications
service provider to ensure our continued
growth and survival.
Upon completion of the demerger,
TM will move from being a fixed-line
communications service provider into
the next generation service provider.
That means providing integrated
services of access, voice and data to
help our customers enrich their lifestyle
and also grow their business.
Looking ahead, the preference is
towards digital lifestyle where
broadband access and contents are
becoming more prevalent amongst our
customers in their everyday lives.
Broadband and broadband-enabled
services are also a major part of most
businesses. In this regard, we look
forward to working in partnership with
the Government of Malaysia to develop
and roll-out a high-speed broadband
("HSBB") infrastructure and services.
With speeds up to 1000 times for
businesses and 100 times for homes
HSBB will allow a whole new way of
‘living online’ – and allow Malaysians to
really make the most out of what
internet can offer.
Across the region, the economies within
the Asia Pacific continue to show robust
growth and the region contains some of
the highest growing economies i.e. India
and China. This development is helping
to increase demand for communication
services, both in the consumer and
business segments. According to the
Frost & Sullivan’s Mobile
Communication Outlook 2007, the
region posted a CAGR of 24.0% from
2002 to 2006, reaching a customer base
of almost 1 billion.
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Chairman’s Statement
Post demerger, the TMI Group will be
well positioned to reap the growth
potential of the markets it currently
operates. It has a strong presence in
the fast growing South/Southeast Asia
with a unique portfolio of assets across
10 markets in Asia, 8 of which are
mobile operations. These markets are
characterised by high economic growth
and/or low mobile penetration rates.
Based on our experience operating in
these markets, we know how important
it is to make the services affordable to
the masses and capitalise on the
synergies with our operations in other
markets.
Moving forward, the TMI Group intends
to continue to focus on growing its
market share in its existing markets
and expanding its footprint into the
South and South East Asian mobile
telecommunications markets through
organic expansion as well as selective
acquisition opportunities.
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Chairman’s Statement
Clearly, TM is right in the heart of the
sector where the new economic and
social model for the 21st century is
being developed. We will certainly
leverage on these opportunities to
create exciting growth and value for our
stakeholders. Looking ahead, the Board
is confident the demerger will further
enhance shareholders value through
accelerated operational improvements,
as the demerged entities will have
greater execution capacity, more focus
and flexibility which will make it easier
for each company to seize opportunities
and respond to the challenges in their
respective businesses.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
On 26 February 2008, TM announced
that its Group Chief Executive Officer
(Group CEO), Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid
Omar, had tendered his resignation to
take up a top appointment with a
financial institution. He is retiring by
rotation as a Director of the company
but would remain as the Group CEO of
TM until completion of the demerger,
expected by the end of the second
quarter of 2008. The Board also
announced the appointment of Dato’
Azman Mokhtar as the Chairman and
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Dato’ Jamaludin Ibrahim as the Group
CEO Designate of TMI with effect from
3 March 2008. Post demerger, the
enlarged TMI which is TM’s investment
arm overseeing TM’s international
investment and operations including
domestic mobile operations under
Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad, will be a
listed pure-play regional mobile
operator with 39.8 million customers
across Asia.
I am delighted to hand over the
chairmanship of TMI to Dato’ Azman
who is no stranger to the Group, having
been a Director of TM since June 2004.
As the current Managing Director of
Khazanah Nasional Berhad, Dato’
Azman will be able to provide multidimensional perspectives to the Board
and management of TMI. I have no
doubt TMI will benefit from his vast
experience and insights. As for the role
of Group CEO for TMI, I believe Dato’
Jamaludin is an ideal candidate to take
the Company forward in its next phase
of development. He brings to TMI
extensive experience in the telco
(specifically mobile) and IT industries,
not only in Malaysia but internationally.
His track record will prove essential as
we groom TMI to be the leading mobile
operator in South and South-East Asia.
Post demerger, TM (FixedCo) will be
helmed by Dato’ Zamzamzairani Mohd
Isa as Group CEO. Given his 23 years
of experience in telecommunications,
having begun his career in 1984 with
the then Telecommunications
Department, Dato' Zamzamzairani
distinguished himself as CEO of
Malaysia Business, overseeing TM
Retail, TM Wholesale, TM Net Sdn Bhd
and several other related subsidiaries.
Prior to this position, he served as
Senior Vice President, Group Strategy
and Technology for a number of years.
I would like to take this opportunity to
thank Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid for his
valued contributions to the TM Group.
Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid has been
instrumental in implementing several
key initiatives crucial to TM’s
transformation and continuing growth
since he came on board in July 2004.
At that time, TM was a RM11.8 billion
Company, with 61.0% of its revenue
from the fixed-line business. We have
now grown into a RM17.8 billion
revenue Company with 53.2% of its
revenue contribution from mobile
operations. This does not happen by a
stroke of luck but by determination and
hard work by everyone here in TM
Group, and I must stress, under the
leadership of a very capable man.
It was during his tenure that the PIP
was launched to rejuvenate the flagging
domestic fixed-line business. TM also
made the strategic decision to focus its
international expansion and strengthen
its presence in emerging markets
closer to home. He leaves a group that
is financially sound and with a strong
presence in a fast-growing region. On
that note, it is only fitting that I take this
opportunity to thank Dato’ Sri Abdul
Wahid for his immense and positive
contributions to the continuing
transformation of TM and record the
Board of Directors' and Management's
gratitude and appreciation to him upon
his retirement as a Director at our
forthcoming Annual General Meeting.
Finally, on behalf of the Board, I wish
to express my sincerest appreciation to
all our stakeholders – shareholders,
customers, business partners,
regulators, the Government, employees,
the media and others – who have all
done their part in helping us build and
grow the TM brand, and in particular,
for their contributions of the past year.
Going forward, as TM enters a new and
exciting chapter, we will need their
continuing support.
Tan Sri Dato’ Ir Muhammad Radzi
Hj Mansor
Chairman
The Board also like to record its
appreciation to Dato’ Ahmad Haji
Hashim who retired on 7 January 2008,
for his services rendered to TM during
his tenure as director of the Company.
We also warmly welcome Datuk Zalekha
Hassan who was appointed in Dato’
Ahmad’s place effective 9 January 2008.
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OVERVIEW
to transform the Group and position it as a leading regional
communications company of choice. As such, we have chosen
what we believe to be an apt theme for our annual report, which is
Opening Up Possibilities: Creating Value, Unleashing Potential.
DATO’ SRI ABDUL WAHID OMAR
GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
NON-INDEPENDENT EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
In last year’s Annual Report, I
highlighted how the Performance
Improvement Program (PIP) we
launched in mid 2006 has shown early
positive results. Those PIP initiatives
were intensified further in 2007 and
have indeed brought about further
improvements with our fixed-line
revenue recording 2.0% growth in 2007
compared to negative 0.9% in 2006
whilst Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad’s
(Celcom) revenue grew by 13.1%
compared to 0.7% in 2006.
As a follow through to the PIP and
following a strategic review of our
businesses and core competencies, the
Board in September 2007 announced
the proposed demerger to separate the
Group’s fixed and mobile businesses
into two separate entities. This will
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result in the emergence of TM
International Berhad (TMI) or RegionCo
as the Regional Mobile Operator and
TM or FixedCo as the Domestic
Broadband Champion. The demerger is
expected to accelerate operational
improvements and growth through
clearer strategic and organisational
focus and further unlock shareholder
value. I am pleased that the
shareholders have approved the
proposed demerger at the recently
held Extraordinary General Meeting
(EGM) on 6 March 2008. With
shareholders approval in place and
subject to obtaining other relevant
approvals, we expect the proposed
demerger to be completed and TMI
separately listed on Bursa Securities in
the second quarter of 2008.
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The year 2007 was also notable for the
fact that we have been identified by the
Government to participate in the PublicPrivate Partnership (PPP) arrangement
to roll out High Speed Broadband
(HSBB) infrastructure and services for
the nation. The cost of the HSBB
investment is approximately RM15.2
billion with TM investing RM10.4 billion
over the next 10 years and the
Government co-investing RM4.8 billion
or one third of the total cost. The HSBB
coverage is expected to be available
across 2.2 million premises over the
next 3 years. The execution of this longawaited infrastructural development is
expected to be entrusted to TM’s
FixedCo, giving us the responsibility to
ensure that Malaysia continues to stay
at the forefront of ICT through
broadband deployment and joins the
rest of the best-in-league nations with
deep broadband penetration to further
propel economic growth.
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took a number of major strategic decisions in its continuing journey
Statement
The year 2007 will go down in corporate history as one where TM
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Group Chief Executive Officer’s Statement
To sum up the year in review, I would
say we continued with our theme of
transformation, begun more than 20
years ago when we metamorphosed
from an incumbent fixed-line company
to a regional communications player, in
line with the Government-linked
Companies (GLCs) Transformation
program. But the metamorphosis has
not ended by any means. TM is now
poised to continue its journey as two
separate and independent companies,
each with its own strengths and
strategies, and in the process, seize
opportunities to unlock its full potential.
Both TM and TMI will offer fresh value
propositions to its stakeholders.
GROUP PERFORMANCE
The Group delivered another set of
commendable financial performance
despite the challenging macro and
political environment overseas, and
intense competition, both domestically
and on the international front. I am also
pleased to report that the Group
successfully met its Headline Revenue
and Return on Equity (ROE) Key
Performance Indicators (KPIs).
Overall Group revenue in 2007 grew by
8.8% to RM17.8 billion against the
RM16.4 billion recorded in 2006, driven
largely by positive results from mobile,
leased services, and Internet and
multimedia segments. The Group’s
Profit After Tax and Minority Interest
(PATAMI) increased by 23.1% to RM2.6
billion as compared to RM2.1 billion
recorded in 2006. This was mainly
attributed to stronger contributions by
Celcom, higher other operating income,
gain on the Initial Public Offering (IPO)
of Spice Communications Ltd (Spice) of
RM71.3 million, higher share of results
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in Spice and lower taxation charges.
Gains on placement of 4.6% of shares
in Dialog Telekom Ltd (Dialog) totalling
RM234.8 million as part of efforts to
boost liquidity of Dialog’s shares on the
Colombo Stock Exchange contributed to
higher operating income. The higher
share of results in Spice was mainly
due to proportionate gain on disposal of
towers of RM128.8 million.
The Group also registered better
Earnings Before Interest, Tax,
Depreciation and Amortisation (EBITDA)
of RM7.6 billion, an improvement over
the RM7.5 billion registered the year
before.
We also continued to retain our
leadership in VoIP through several
festive promotions. Other product
offerings included iTalk Buddy later in
the year to cater to the youth segment
with exciting interactive online features.
The Group’s overseas operations
continued to deliver positive revenue
growth of 19.7%, despite a challenging
operating environment – thereby
contributing 26.2% to Group revenue.
As at end 2007, fixed-line customers
continued to remain stable at 4.4
million while 401,000 new broadband
customers were brought on board,
resulting in a total broadband customer
base of 1.3 million. All of these
indicators showed we had consolidated
our leadership in the broadband
market. This provides solid foundation
for TM as it positions itself to be
Malaysia’s leading next generation
communications provider focusing on
aggressive implementation of HSBB
products and services.
2007 Headline KPI Achievements:
Headline KPIs
FY2006 Actual
FY2007 Actual
FY2007 KPI
1. Revenue
2. EBITDA Margin
3. Return on Equity (ROE)**
RM16.4 billion
45.9%
10.6%
RM17.8 billion
42.8%
12.8%
RM17.7* billion
44.5%
9.8%
* Restated to reflect actual foreign exchange rates in the translation of foreign subsidiaries’ revenue into RM
** ROE is computed as PATAMI/Average Capital & Reserves Attributable to Equity Holders of the Company
For 2007, the Group successfully met its
Headline Revenue and ROE KPIs. Actual
2007 EBITDA margin of 42.8%, however,
fell below the target of 44.5%, as a
result of one-off charges such as
provision for impairment of investment
in a quoted security (RM80.0 million),
withholding taxes on USD bond
interests at PT Excelcomindo Pratama
TBK (XL), regulatory compensation at
TM International (Bangladesh) Limited
(TMIB), and other operating expenses.
The Group’s actual ROE of 12.8% for
the year 2007 was nevertheless higher
than 2006’s ROE of 10.6%, and
exceeded its 2007 KPI of 9.8%.
DOMESTIC REVIEW
I am happy to report that the PIP
launched in the middle of 2006
continued to bring in positive results.
The Group’s fixed services under
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Malaysia Business performed
satisfactorily, achieving a full-year
growth of 2.0% in the year under
review, compared to a decline of 0.9%
the year before to register RM7.6 billion
in revenue for the financial year ended
2007. This was driven by greater
broadband push through aggressive
marketing initiatives resulting in a
robust growth of 22.7% in Internet and
multimedia revenue. Data revenue also
saw an encouraging growth of 25.4%
led by demand for higher bandwidth by
the corporate and business customers.
A success factor was the introduction of
the successful Let’s Talk campaign
aimed at rejuvenating the usage of
fixed-line services. Offered in several
packages to suit different customer
lifestyle and usage needs, this product
offered some of the lowest domestic
and international call rates with high
voice quality.
On domestic mobile operations, Celcom
for the first time delivered a healthy
double-digit growth of 13.1%, with a
revenue of RM5.2 billion. Celcom also
moved to reach out to more customers
by launching Malaysia’s first Mobile
Virtual Network Operator (MVNO) in
2007 to provide a prepaid package to
foreign workers in Malaysia i.e. those
from India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Pakistan,
Bangladesh, Vietnam, Myanmar,
Cambodia and Laos. This collaboration
with MVNOs was a serious effort to
step up sales in targeted segments
where Celcom has lacked presence
while utilising some excess capacity on
its network.
It was encouraging to note that Celcom
added 1.1 million new customers in
2007, bringing its total customer base
to 7.2 million – another record,
representing a growth of 18.0% from
the 6.1 million posted a year before.
Prepaid customers increased by 22.9%
or over 1 million net additions to 5.9
million from 4.8 million in 2006, while
postpaid customers totalled 1.3 million
at the end of 2007.
to report that TM’s overseas operations
continued to grow, contributing RM5.0
billion or 26.2% to Group revenue as
compared to 24.2% the previous year.
Post demerger, Celcom has a big role
to play. Celcom will provide a stable
source of cash flow for TMI that will
enable it to actively seek and capitalise
on investment overseas in the region.
Moreover, TMI’s emerging mobile
operations across the region will benefit
from Celcom’s expertise and allow it to
serve as a strong base to groom talent
and future leaders for TMI.
The year 2007 saw our key overseas
investments in Sri Lanka and Indonesia
delivering encouraging performance.
For the financial year 2007, Dialog and
its subsidiaries (Dialog Group) posted a
revenue of SLR32.5 billion, a growth of
26.6% as compared to SLR25.7 billion
posted in 2006 despite its challenging
operating environment. Dialog registered
a year-on-year customer growth of
37.2% and further consolidates its
leading position as the number one
mobile operator in Sri Lanka with a
total customer base of 4.3 million as at
end of 2007.
For TM Ventures, steps were taken
towards the re-integration of network
system integration businesses of
Meganet Communications Sdn Bhd into
VADS Berhad. The year also saw TM
Ventures completing the divestment of
TM Payphone to Pernec Corporation on
31 December 2007.
INTERNATIONAL REVIEW
On the international front, the year 2007
closed with a number of positive
indicators to reflect our favourable
expansion in the countries where TM
has a presence. Through TMI we forged
ahead in 2007 to build on the activities
of the previous years and focus
particularly on revenue-generating
growth strategies in Cambodia,
Indonesia, Singapore, India, Pakistan
and Thailand. Nevertheless, our regional
operations were impacted by the
pressures of growing competition and
the entry of several new players into
our markets, political issues and
regulatory challenges in some
countries, as well as forex losses as a
consequence of a stronger Ringgit
Malaysia against most currencies.
Despite these challenges, I am pleased
In Indonesia, the telecommunications
industry recorded strong growth and XL
enjoyed a boost to its customer base by
adding on 62.4% more customers to
breach the 15.5 million mark. XL posted
a year-on-year revenue growth of 29.4%
to Rp 8,364.7 billion for financial year
2007 arising from 62.4% growth in
customer base as a result of the
introduction of a nationwide single-tariff
strategy which was well-received. XL’s
net income, however, decreased by
61.5% due to forex losses and the
recognition of withholding taxes including
penalty on off-shore interest in the 2007
financial year. By year-end, the number
of XL’s BTSs increased by 3,897 to bring
the total to 11,153, achieving a 90.0%
network coverage of the Indonesian
population of 220 million.
In Bangladesh, we saw valuable
additions to our customer base despite
more competitor activity, growing by
1.3 million in the year under review to
exceed 7.0 million customers by year
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end. TMIB posted a revenue growth of
9.9% to BDT 14.4 billion as compared
to BDT 13.1 billion recorded in the
corresponding period last year.
Over in Cambodia, where TMI just
completed its acquisition of the
remaining 49.0% in Telekom Malaysia
International (Cambodia) Company
Limited (TMIC) in 2006, a noteworthy
development in the past year was a
rebranding exercise revolving around the
popular word ‘hello’. The new identity
was designed to be the basis for a
brand promise in this growing market,
focusing on improved service quality
through a number of ‘hello’ points or
shops, as well as a fundamental shift in
direction. The rebranding campaign
came along with increased investments
of US$150.0 million to be spent from
2007 to 2009 to upgrade network
capacity and extend coverage into the
rural and provincial communities. In the
year under review, TMIC achieved a
33.7% growth in revenue along with a
36.1% increase in the customer base to
311,650 at year end.
Keeping to our commitment to create
value for stakeholders, on the 2nd
anniversary of Dialog’s listing on the
Colombo Stock Exchange (CSE), TM
sold 4.6% of its shareholding in Dialog
as an effort to boost liquidity of Dialog’s
shares and therefore passing on more
opportunity of ownership to the Sri
Lankan public. This liquidity
enhancement will indirectly support the
growth of the capital market in Sri
Lanka by potentially attracting large
foreign funds, thus enhancing the
profile of the CSE, for its potential
inclusion into global equity indices.
At the same time, Dialog would be able
to achieve a broader scale of public
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ownership and project a strong image.
Already the biggest company on the
CSE, Dialog has moved into quadruple
play and convergence services in Sri
Lanka and has launched fixed wireless
operations based on CDMA technology
making it the first quadruple player in
South Asia.
We also witnessed the successful debut
of our Indian affiliate company, Spice,
on the Bombay Stock Exchange. The
IPO enabled Spice, first founded in 1997
as a cellular services provider, to make
debt repayments and fund growth in
Karnataka and Punjab, the two circles it
currently operates in. Applications for
licences in 20 other circles as part of
the company’s pan-Indian strategy are
pending. Following the listing in July,
TM’s shareholding was reduced from
49.0% to 39.2%, which tied in with the
Group’s philosophy of value-add to
stakeholder communities in local
populations. Spice is now in the process
of reconstructing its culture to reflect
that of a listed company, with greater
incorporation of the tenets of good
corporate governance and management
best practices.
The review of our international
operations would not be complete
without a mention of the effort by TM to
take a lead role in the 17-member
consortium of telcos to establish the
first submarine cable system linking
South-East Asia directly to the US.
The 20,000-kilometre-long Asia-America
Gateway is designed to help strengthen
the communication and business
linkages between Asia and the US, as
well as increase broadband uptake and
enhance the competitiveness of eight
Asian countries.
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KEY INITIATIVES
Shareholders will remember that early
in 2006 we had noted a declining trend
in our fixed-line revenue which was
greater than the average when
benchmarked regionally, and at the
same time, faced competitive pressures
from the domestic mobile segment.
As an essential part of our response,
we launched a five-year PIP in August
2006 to strengthen our domestic fixed
business through a series of proactive
measures, as well as regain our
position in the highly-competitive mobile
segment. In the first phase of PIP, the
focus was to arrest the decline in the
domestic business. For fixed services,
the targets were to mitigate the decline
in fixed-line revenue and drive
broadband deployment aggressively.
While for mobile business, the focus
was to increase segment focus, spend
and rejuvenate the Celcom brand and
its distribution channels.
PIP efforts begun in the middle of 2006
bore fruit in 2007 as the decline in fixed
services was arrested mainly as a
result of more aggressive sales and
pricing stimulation. Stated objectives to
drive broadband growth were also fairly
successful, despite continuing churn in
this segment, and the year 2007 ended
with a cumulative broadband customer
base of 1.3 million. Lastly, quality
enhancements were delivered as
promised and notably, achievement
time to restore service to customers
improved from 4.5 days in 2006 to
1.5 days in 2007.
Meanwhile, PIP initiatives also impacted
positively on Celcom. The year saw
increased segment focus in both
prepaid and postpaid as evidenced in
the daily average prepaid recharge
record of RM9.1 million posted in the
year under review. Celcom adopted a
bold new position with a rejuvenated
branding strategy and reform of its
distribution channels. The launch of
Blue Cube resulted in greater
awareness of its service offerings and
as at the end of December 2007, 32
Blue Cube outlets were in operation
nationwide offering virtual recharge.
For TMI, it is yet to feel the full impact
from PIP measures although XL, Dialog
and TMIB have pushed for revenue
growth, while throughout the Group,
network optimisation through synergistic
relationships and efforts to innovate and
share common products and services
were conspicuous.
At the same time, our commitment to
improving the quality of our customer
service has never wavered. We
completed the transformation of 104
TMpoint nationwide which serves as a
one-stop centre for our customers to
pay bills and find out more about our
products and services. TM once again
received recognition for its efforts in
upgrading service quality. Continuing
the tradition of previous years, TM won
the top Frost & Sullivan Malaysia
Telecoms Awards by being named
Service Provider of the Year for the
second consecutive year as well as the
2007 Data Communications Service
Provider of the Year and 2007
Broadband Service Provider of the Year.
TM capped this achievement by winning
yet more awards at the 2007 Frost &
Sullivan Asia-Pacific ICT Awards in
Singapore. It emerged as the first
Malaysian company to receive the
coveted Service Provider of the Year
Award which recognised TM’s
commitment in delivering customer
service not only in Malaysia but also in
the Asia-Pacific region.
Execution capacity of our people is key
in making all our initiatives a success
and this was given strong emphasis in
PIP. In line with this, TM has put in
place a lot of effort towards instilling a
performance driven culture. This is
supported by effective internal
communications to ensure that all staff
are well informed of the Group’s key
developments and aspirations. We
believe that staff who are well informed
are more motivated and understand
how their roles fit into the bigger
picture.
In 2007, we introduced a new
communication program, a series of
"Teh Tarik" sessions to provide a
platform for direct interaction between
staff and me. It gave the opportunity to
share knowledge, exchange feedback,
ideas and provide explanation over
specific topics.
PIP is a success as TM’s entire
workforce rallied behind the program
and took ownership of the initiatives
that we set out to do. For PIP, we had
527 face-to-face briefing sessions
talking to all staff across the Group to
explain the program, motivate and get
everyone to work towards the same
universal targets set by the Company.
Clearly, all measures that have been
put in place have enabled a shift in the
employees mindset towards becoming
more performance driven.
GLOBAL & REGIONAL
ENVIRONMENT
From a fairly buoyant performance in
2006, the global economic environment
was fragile but thankfully stable in 2007
despite fears of a credit crunch in the
US, rising oil prices, global recessionary
trends, conflict tensions and growing
concerns over the issue of climate
change. The two Asian giants, China
and India, grew 11.5 and 8.9%
respectively, and secured leading
positions as the world’s main growth
engines. Nevertheless, even as the
balance of power shifts from the
traditional biggest economy in the
world, USA, to the emerging economies
of Asia and elsewhere, economic
interdependence will still be vital to
maintain orderly and sustainable growth
in the global economy.
Asia recorded a surprising overall
growth of 9.8%, which compared
favourably with the 8.7% achieved in the
previous year, and augurs well for the
development blueprints of emerging
markets in Asia. Generally, the outlook
for Asia remained bullish in the year
under review, despite contrarian trends
noted elsewhere particularly in Europe
and North America, which became more
apparent in the second half of the year.
The ICT sector, meanwhile, remained in
transition as players grappled to find
sustainable business models in an
increasingly convergent world. At the
heart of this uncertainty were important
decisions to be made towards migration
to Next Generation Networks (NGN), be
it at the core, transport or access
networks. Many developing countries
perceive NGN as an essential leapfrogging step towards closing the digital
divide and helping economies become
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more resilient Information Societies.
Companies such as TM continued to
redefine and transform itself from the
perspectives of strategy, operations and
culture, in order to deal with the
constant ebb and flow of change in the
operating environment.
As such, telecommunications service
providers need to mount a search for
new revenue streams from the
increasingly popular triple or quadruple
play bundled package of IPTV, voice
calls and ultra-high-speed broadband
Internet access. This calls for the
accelerated roll-out of fibre networks
closer to homes and offices. According
to the ITU, mobile operators now seek
to collect advertising revenue from the
range of user-generated, socialnetworking and other content running
on ever-higher speed broadband
networks, which the ITU calls ‘ultra
broadband’ or ‘broaderband’ technology.
Growth in the ICT sector has been
breathtaking over the last few years,
aided by these continually changing
technological developments and product
and service innovations which are in
high demand. There are also ongoing
challenges in the ways in which these
innovations are being delivered across
multiple platforms and devices in
response to new end-user lifestyle
needs. By ITU accounts, at the end of
2006, there were nearly 4 billion mobile
and fixed-line phone customers, plus
over 1 billion Internet users worldwide.
This included 1.3 billion fixed-line
customers and 2.7 billion mobile
customers. Revenue in the global
telecom services and equipment market
grew by an estimated 7.8% in 2006,
reaching US$1.7 trillion and accounting
for more than half of the total ICT
market; of this, Asia’s share was 26.0%.
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Our research shows that for 2007,
mobile customers alone were expected
to grow to over 3.3 billion, with over
60.0% coming from developing countries
and around 50.0% from Asia. Revenue
for the telecom market is expected to
reach over US$1.8 trillion, growing
8.5%, with Asia recording an aboveaverage growth of 9.6%. Going forward,
it is our expectation that regulators will
seek to be more pro-growth and proend user, thus more liberalisation is
expected in a convergence era. Further,
the concept of technology neutrality and
net-neutrality will come to the fore as
regulation moves away from a oneservice-on-one network approach to
multiple services running on multiple
platforms. It is also worth noting that in
a world of IP-based convergence,
consumer protection and cybersecurity
will be paramount. As always, these
technological developments will impact
not only how the industry continues to
be regulated, but the way in which we
do business ourselves.
DOMESTIC ENVIRONMENT
Malaysia’s GDP in 2007 grew by 6.3%
mainly driven by strong private
consumption, public sector spending
and investment activities. The business
outlook remained fairly cautious but
was still positive, given that the
consumer outlook continued to see
encouraging spending behaviour. The
ICT Industry (Services and Equipment)
in the year under review was worth
RM36.6 billion or 13.2% of Malaysia’s
GDP, representing a hefty growth over
the previous year’s RM23.9 billion.
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Competition in Malaysia remained
intense as players mounted price and
branding wars to regain falling ARPUs
and win back customers. The Malaysian
market continued to move closer
towards saturation with mobile
penetration estimated at more than
80% at year end. Meanwhile, global and
regional telcos and IT players were
among the new entrants attracted to
the local market, with some aiming for
Malaysia’s Enterprise Market and others
taking advantage of the demand for
broadband services.
Malaysia’s MyICMS 886 initiative in line
with the 3rd Industrial Masterplan was
focused on delivering broadband via all
technologies, hence the push for WIMAX
licences and spectrum allocations
through the Malaysian Communications
& Multimedia Commission. Further,
regulatory compliance issues
particularly in respect to Mobile
Number Portability and Mandatory
Quality of Service continued to impact
on the operations of TM. With growing
competition on the one hand and
tighter regulatory supervision on the
other, the year offered its fair share of
demands and challenges.
In such an industry, customers are
service and price-sensitive, always
expecting more for their money. As
players fight for their share of wallet,
they need to continually provide product
and service differentiation and be savvy
with micro-segmentation. We find that
there is a demand for highlypersonalised and customised services,
driven by content and community needs.
Customers demand freedom of choice
and in the process, operators can
expect high churn.
GOVERNMENT-LINKED
COMPANIES
TRANSFORMATION
Since the GLC transformation exercise
began in 2004, TM has made clear
progress towards the 10 overarching
themes or improvement initiatives
recommended for all GLCs. In essence,
our transformation may be divided into
three categories – Strategic, Operational
and Cultural. A key strategic change
involved a shift of focus from overseas
and international operations to regional
investments or a presence closer to
home. We began to assess the
opportunities presented by emerging
markets in South and South-East Asia,
particularly those with high-growth
potential. Towards this end, we
successfully made three acquisitions in
recent years – in Indonesia, Pakistan
and India. Additionally, we have also
begun to sharpen our focus on growing
our mobile and broadband business
domestically. On matters of operations,
we introduced PIP which not only set
out specific roadmaps towards achieving
our aspirations of becoming a domestic
champion as well as a regional
communications company of choice,
but was also in line with GLC
Transformation expectations. Cultural
changes instituted by the Company in
relation to work and performance have
also been evident and brought about
positive results. These included the
need to set measurable targets,
succession planning, driving
performance consequence management
as well as maintaining active employee
engagement, among others.
In summary, the GLC transformation
initiatives have enabled us to deliver a
much improved performance as
evidenced by our results which have
been on an upward trend since 2004.
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE &
BOARD EFFECTIVENESS
TM has always prized its reputation as
a leading company with a high respect
for the principles of good corporate
governance. This commitment has been
reinforced alongside the rest of the
GLCs in Malaysia, TM has duly
complied with the principles and best
practices as set out in the Malaysian
Code on Corporate Governance first
rolled out in 2002 and subsequently
revised in 2007. Additionally, TM abides
by the best-practice principles applied
to GLCs as contained and prescribed in
the Guidelines to Enhance Board
Effectiveness, also known as the Green
Book, which was launched in 2006.
In recent years, TM has taken steps to
strengthen its corporate governance in
line with Green Book recommendations
by reviewing the role and mandate of
its Board, improving Board composition
and balance, enhancing the performance
management of the Board and also
upgrading the Board structure and
process. Besides strengthening the role
of its Board, TM has also institutionalised
the recommended board committees
which include the Audit Committee, the
Nomination & Remuneration Committee,
the Tender Committee and the Employee
Share Option Committee. Additionally,
TM has in place a number of approved
policies with respect to communications
ethics, disclosure, whistle-blowers,
investor relations and corporate
responsibility. These provide guidelines
and guidance to management in their
day-to-day conduct.
In recognition of its standing in this
area, TM was once again recognised by
the Minority Shareholders Watchdog
Group of Malaysia which conducted a
study jointly with the Nottingham
University Business School (Malaysia)
and gave TM second place in its
Corporate Governance Survey Report
2007. In a further show of appreciation
for its commitment to good governance,
TM was also conferred awards for the
quality of its corporate and financial
reporting. We clinched the Gold Award
for the Overall Excellence category
during the National Annual Corporate
Report Awards (NACRA) 2007 held in
Kuala Lumpur in November 2007.
TM also took home the Industry
Excellence Award for the Bursa
Malaysia Main Board Companies
category under the Trading & Services
sector for the 11th consecutive time
and the Gold Award for Best Designed
Annual Report. TM also won the
Excellence Award in the National Award
for Management Accounting (NAfMA)
2007, beating nine other finalists to
earn recognition for its best practices in
management accounting.
In its Compliance Statement, TM states
that the Board will continue to
strengthen governance practices to
safeguard the best interests of
shareholders and other stakeholders
which is a move beyond mere
compliance with the principles and best
practices of the Malaysian Code on
Corporate Governance.
CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY
TM’s corporate responsibilities (CR)
have traditionally been centred around
the three platforms of Education, Sports
Development and Community/Nationbuilding. However, the practice of CR
today takes into consideration all those
internal policies and procedures that
govern the Group’s relations with its
various stakeholder constituencies.
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Thus TM takes into account its role as
an employer vis-à-vis its staff, and
promotes good staff relations. In
addition, it also ensures that several
codes of conduct are in place to ensure
sound and ethical business practices.
TM has guidelines to support quality
relationships with partners and vendors.
It also practises transparent performance
management and employee satisfaction
schemes. Health and safety of the
working environment are valued. In
these ways, TM demonstrates that
corporate responsibility is not an ad-hoc
community project, neither is it about
sponsoring programmes that merely
promote its brand. In TM’s response to
the community as a whole, it considers
seriously what constitutes good corporate
practice and bases its decisions on
business principles and ethics.
I am proud to inform that TM recently
won Merit awards for The Malaysian
Business CSR Awards 2007 under the
category of the Overall Winner and Best
Innovation in CSR. Participating
companies were evaluated based on
their compliance with the environmental,
and workplace regulations, contributions
to the community at large, compliance
and contributions to the marketplace,
and compliance with ethical standards.
OUTLOOK FOR 2008
The sub-prime fallout in the US has
cast a cloud on global economic
prospects for the current year, with
world growth expected to slow down to
4.8%. Nevertheless, predictions are that
this will be offset by continuing growth
in emerging market economies – Asia
in particular, which is expected to
register growth of 8.8%. Despite record
performance by the Chinese and Indian
economies in 2006, growth can be
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expected at a slower pace to 10% and
8.4% respectively, in the current year,
given the effect of US recessionary
pressures and a weakening dollar.
This will be somewhat mitigated if
Asia maintains the strength of its
domestic demand from its sizeable
population. Malaysia, meanwhile, is
expected to maintain its growth
momentum and achieve a 5.8% GDP
growth rate for 2008.
We can expect that the downside risks
will come from any negative shocks to
global capital markets arising from the
US economic situation, as well as high
oil prices. Trade and capital flows to
emerging markets may be disrupted as
a result. However, overall the world
economy should be able to ride out
these difficulties, provided economies do
not resort to protectionist measures.
The global ICT industry is expected to
continue to grow favourably in 2008,
albeit at a slower rate of 6.4% versus
that of 2007’s expected growth of 8.5%.
This is due not only to the anticipated
economic slowdown but also as a result
of declining fixed voice revenues and
given that fixed-to-mobile substitution
does not compensate in terms of
revenue gains in the mobile sector.
Further, the migration of services onto
IP platforms may also erode previous
margins enjoyed in the traditional
network as operators fight to deliver
more value to the customers to secure
their loyalty.
The Internet will prove to be the new
competitor to both fixed and mobile
players as content and software come
to the forefront of services. We can
expect these to be key drivers in
determining pricing schemes both for
the consumer and enterprise markets.
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Mobile broadband will gain increasing
traction and fixed players will focus on
rising above this threat by rolling out
high-speed broadband networks and
making the digital home a reality.
Formidable threats will also come from
the likes of Apple and Google who are
re-shaping the way telecom companies
ought to do business. Hence the onus
will be on TM’s RegionCo and other
telcos to innovate and find way-forward
solutions to deal with the changing
nature of the competitive landscape and
the changes in customer behaviour.
On the domestic front, PIP initiatives
will be accelerated to deliver more
tangible outcomes in the fixed,
broadband and data-related services as
well as better Celcom delivery channels
and customer experiences. On the
international front, revenues will need
to be driven aggressively in the face of
mounting competition and economic
and political uncertainties.
Finally, demerger will cause a number
of fundamental changes to be made,
mainly at staff and operating level.
Although it will be business as usual,
there will be additional responsibilities
for us all such as training and
deployment of talents to new positions,
new roles for management and the
continuing effort to boost operational
excellence and evaluate value-enhancing
investment opportunities for the longterm. As two organisations operating in
the knowledge economy, the prevailing
challenge will always be to develop,
attract and retain good talent and build
a knowledge-centric workforce to
ensure high executional capabilities.
These would indeed be major
considerations that will impact on the
outlook for 2008. It would be fair to say
that 2008 will be a crucial year in that
TM going forward will be a different
organisation, with two sets of financial
reporting as its businesses successfully
demerge.
The prospects for TM, which
encompasses the retail as well as
domestic and global wholesale fixed-line
voice, data and broadband services
continue to be exciting. Having arrested
declining revenue in 2007, TM aims to
stabilise revenue and create momentum
by focusing on Internet, Data Services,
and Value Added Services for
consumers and businesses in 2008.
Additionally, efforts will be targeted
towards implementation of HSBB
network, in partnership with the
Government of Malaysia.
TMI is expected to continue to register
further revenue growth in 2008, in line
with its aspiration to become the leading
regional mobile operator. TMI will
continue to strengthen market share
and improve its financial position in
Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Indonesia and
Cambodia. TMI will also try to expand
its presence in the South and SouthEast Asian regions by selectively looking
for new investment opportunities.
Although the domestic mobile industry
is reaching saturation point, Celcom is
expected to register revenue growth in
2008 through a combination of well
crafted strategies targeted at specific
customer segments, as well as the
introduction of new and competitive
products. However TMI will have to be
mindful of the challenges and risks
facing its international operations,
where unfavourable changes in political
regimes, regulations and currency
exchange rates may have financial
impact.
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
As announced, I will be retiring as the
Group CEO of TM to take up the
appointment as President and CEO
Designate of Maybank effective 2 June
2008. At this juncture, allow me to
express my sincere gratitude to Tan Sri
Radzi, Dato’ Azman Mokhtar and other
members of the Board for the trust and
support extended to me from day one.
Without such support, I wouldn’t have
been able to discharge my duties
effectively. It has certainly been an
honour and pleasure to serve the
TM Group and to have worked closely
with Tan Sri Radzi as the Chairman and
fatherly figure of TM. I would also like
to extend my utmost appreciation to all
my colleagues in the Management
Team and elsewhere throughout the
TM Group for the opportunity to have
led this Group for the past four years,
and for their support and guidance. To
the entire 35,000 TM Group employees,
thank you for your support. I am glad
that I had the opportunity to interact
with you during the many dialog
sessions during my tenure here. I
especially cherish the 17 ‘Teh Tarik’
sessions we had last year as the
sessions provided us with an excellent
platform to open up and communicate
with each other.
I wish to also record the appreciation
of the TM community to all our
stakeholders which includes the
Government of Malaysia and other host
governments, regulators, partners,
suppliers, customers and local
communities who have collectively
facilitated the delivery of our brand
promise.
As this is a watershed year, in that we
move on as two companies postdemerger, it is incumbent upon me as
retiring Group CEO, to also recognise
the efforts of everyone who have gone
before me in the effort to transform our
legacy. I am happy with the fact that
upon completion of the demerger, I will
be passing the batons over to two
capable leaders in Dato’ Zamzamzairani
Mohd Isa and Dato’ Jamaludin Ibrahim.
Dato’ Zam as the Group CEO designate
of TM, has been in the
telecommunication industry for more
than 20 years. He has the benefit of
looking at TM from both the inside and
outside having been in TM during the
Jabatan Telekom days before holding
senior positions in several multinational
companies and coming back to TM.
While Dato’ Jamaludin as the Group
CEO designate of TMI is a well-known
corporate figure in Malaysia. He has
extensive experience in the
telecommunications industry, specifically
the mobile business, both in Malaysia
and internationally. With their wealth of
experience and deep knowledge of the
industry, I am confident that they will
lead both TM and TMI to greater
heights into 2008 and beyond. With the
efforts of all our 35,000 employees
behind us, we remain confident of the
future for TM.
Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid Omar
Group Chief Executive Officer
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CELCOM (MALAYSIA) BERHAD
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INTERNATIONAL OPERATIONS
– GLOBAL CABLE SERVICES,
INTERNATIONAL INVESTMENTS
& PRESENCE
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TM VENTURES
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– INTERNATIONAL &
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DOMESTIC INFRASTRUCTURE
& TRUNK FIBRE OPTIC NETWORK
ASIAN ECONOMIES AND
THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS
SECTOR: REVIEW & OUTLOOK
Malaysia Business
Celcom
International Operations
TM Ventures
Facts at a Glance
Facts at a Glance
Facts at a Glance
Facts at a Glance
Overview
Overview
Operations
Overview
Mobile Customers
EBITDA
32.6 million + 45.3%
RM462.3 million + 114.6%
PATAMI
PATAMI
RM744.9 million + 19.7%
RM189.5 million + 247.1%
Total Customer Base
Broadband Internet Customers
7.2 million + 18%
Total Revenue
1,265,308 + 46.4%
RM5,157.1 million + 13.1%
Prepaid Customer
5.9 million + 22.9%
Postpaid Customer
1.3 million + 8.3%
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A Galaxy of Colours
It is said that looking into the Paua shell is like stepping
into a galaxy of shimmering colour. One should be prepared
to be entranced by its constantly changing hues, light and
shades. The radiance and iridescence of the Paua is as
limitless as the imagination.
A Universe of Possibilities
One needs to be given the key to unlock the imagination
and to look beyond fixed and mobile services … once there,
you will begin to catch a glimpse of the vast potential
Broadband is capable of delivering. As the appetite for
high-speed broadband grows, Malaysians will be empowered
for the future – a future where there are no limits, only
endless possibilities.
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Review
Having launched its Performance
Improvement Programme (PIP) in
August 2006, and continued its
initiatives into 2007, MB successfully
arrested revenue decline in its fixed
operations as part of the turnaround
plan. In the financial year ended
31 December 2007, operations under
MB recorded revenues of RM7.6 billion,
an improvement of 2.0% over 2006. This
led to EBITDA of RM3.0 billion for the
year. However, EBITDA margins declined
by 5.0% from 2006 as a result of
corresponding increase in direct costs
and higher support costs as well as
one-off costs and bad-debt provisions.
Business
Malaysia
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
DATO’ ZAMZAMZAIRANI MOHD ISA
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Malaysia Business
Facts at a Glance
Overview
Broadband Internet Customers
OVERVIEW
Malaysia Business (MB) was established in August
2006 as a Strategic Business Unit (SBU) to
consolidate all TM’s domestic fixed services under
a single leadership team. The establishment of
Malaysia Business was also a strategic response to
address the challenges faced by the domestic
business, particularly in the fixed sector. By creating
a focused and dedicated team under the
leadership of one CEO, TM’s strategic priorities for
the domestic market could be better aligned and
decision making would also be improved. As a
result, performance improvements were noticeable
in the year under review.
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1,265,308 + 46.4%
Voice remained the key revenue
generator for MB in 2007, contributing
64.2% to the unit’s income which,
although substantial, represented a
drop of 4.5% over the revenue
contribution registered in 2006 due to
continuing migration to mobile and
Internet-based communications.
However, the decline was much lower
compared to the 6.5% decline
registered in the year before.
In line with industry trends showing
consumer preferences for Internet and
multimedia services, revenue from this
segment posted a strong year-on-year
growth of 22.7%, contributing 14.1% of
the total operating revenue as compared
to 11.7% in 2006.
Driven by the need to align businesses
with a common agenda as well as to
capitalise on synergies, MB continues to
focus on three core business segments
namely retail, domestic wholesale and
global business.
A growth of total broadband customers
comprising Streamyx, Streamyx Hotspot
and Direct customers to 1,265,308 was
recorded in 2007, representing a marked
46.4% improvement over the previous
year. Data contributed 14.7% of revenue
for MB, while other telecommunication
and non-telecommunication services
contributed the remaining 7.0% of
revenue.
RETAIL
Total cost in MB including depreciation
for the financial year ended 31 December
2007 increased by 4.9% from 2006 to
RM6.6 billion in 2007. The increase in
cost was due to increases in direct and
operating cost, as well as higher
provision for bad and doubtful debts.
Positively, there were decreases in
supplies and materials costs as well as
lower depreciation and amortisation
charges.
Servicing key retail customer segments
namely consumers, SME, enterprise
and government, MB’s retail business
concentrated on sales activities and
building customer relationships in the
year under review.
CONSUMER SEGMENT
VOICE SERVICES
In 2007, MB increased its efforts
towards arresting the decline in fixedvoice usage and sustaining a stable
fixed-line customer base. One of its
major initiatives was the introduction of
the successful Let’s Talk campaign
aimed at rejuvenating the usage of
fixed-line services. Let’s Talk was offered
in several packages to suit different
customer lifestyle and usage needs,
including some of the lowest domestic
and international call rates with high
voice quality. As a result of the
aggressive promotional activities under
this campaign, MB experienced a
positive change in behaviour towards
fixed-line usage, particularly evident in
the increase of fixed-to-fixed calls.
MB also continued to retain its
leadership in the prepaid VoIP market
through several promotional offers
especially during festive seasons.
In conjunction with the Visit Malaysia
Year 2007 campaign, MB introduced
iTalk Travellers featuring a new range of
iTalk special edition card designs of
Malaysia’s attractions, mainly to serve
inbound tourists. More product
enhancements followed, with MB
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Malaysia Business
Frontliner Goes to Customer, an
innovative programme designed to
enhance customer interaction using
high-tech wireless tablet PCs that
function as a virtual counter to assist
customers with simple enquiries and
introduce TM’s latest product offerings.
Smartcall were used effectively to
manage voice churn as well as to satisfy
customer needs for cost efficiencies.
The PIP also focused on delivering an
improved reseller programme with clear
guidelines and selection criteria of
resellers that enabled MB to push for
further reach of its sales activities.
SME SEGMENTS
Service with a smile
launching iTalk Buddy later in the year
to cater for the youth segment with
exciting interactive online features. MB
also entered into a collaboration with
AmBank (M) Bhd to launch NexG-iTalk
Prepaid MasterCard which provided
consumers with a new avenue to shop
and call at the same time.
As a result of these activities, the overall
year-on-year revenue experienced a
slower decline from negative 13.2% in
2006 to negative 11.4% in 2007.
INTERNET/BROADBAND SERVICES
MB registered significant Internet
growth in 2007 to reach a total
customer base of 1.3 million by
December 2007. The growth was driven
by aggressive broadband promotions
and sales activities such as the
Streamyx Super Duper Deal and an
improved reseller programme under the
PIP initiative. The promotion was aimed
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at encouraging higher adoption of
broadband services among Malaysians
by giving customers extra value in an
all-in-one digital lifestyle package.
MB also teamed up with several
partners to expand its Streamyx Hotspot
coverage, giving customers more
options to access the Internet at their
favourite locations. The customer
growth of Streamyx Hotspot in 2007 also
indicated a growing popularity of
wireless computing through laptops and
other mobile devices among Malaysians.
SALES & MARKETING
In terms of sales, MB focused on two
nationwide events namely the TM
Syoknya Fiesta and Let’s Talk Road Show
to serve as platforms to create
awareness and introduce various TM’s
products and services to the population.
As part of its customer service
improvement drive, MB introduced
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For the SME segment, MB offered a
range of customised call plans such as
Merdeka Plan and Smartcall package to
allow customers to get in touch with
their clients and business associates at
attractive low flat rates. These call plans
managed to protect fixed-voice usage
from the continuous threat of alternative
voice service providers. In terms of total
revenue performance in this segment,
MB managed to record a slower yearon-year decline rate from negative 6.4%
in 2006 to negative 1.3% in 2007.
INTERNET/BROADBAND SERVICES
Internet services such as Streamyx
continued to be heavily promoted by
MB to drive penetration of broadband
Internet in the SME sector. Promotional
packages included product offerings
designed for small business
performance such as the SOHO and
Business Broadband packages.
DATA SERVICES & SOLUTIONS
Whilst the growth of traditional data
services was challenged by price
erosion, MB continued to evolve its data
services by providing managed
networking services and solutions such
as TM IPVPN range of networking
solutions, hosting and e-commerce
applications.
As SMEs expanded their business, the
growing need for accessibility and
efficiency were met by MB’s data
services and solutions. As a result of its
efforts, MB experienced a slower data
revenue decline from negative 11.9% in
2006 to negative 0.5% in 2007.
SALES & MARKETING ACTIVITIES
The SME market presented a clear
opportunity for MB in the year under
review. Annual Industrial Business
Solution Seminar and SMI Biz Net
activities were conducted to promote
new business solutions to the SME
community as well as to improve
customer interaction and further
understand their business needs to
recommend the most appropriate
solutions.
SME Save N Grow loyalty programme
was an innovation to further assist
SMEs in their quest for business growth
while establishing a sense of
partnership with existing customers. In
2007, SME Save N Grow members
reached 58,000. Membership benefits
included the following:
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(e)
Cost savings on
telecommunications services.
Business consultation CDs to
assist members in streamlining
their business processes and grow
their business.
Invitations to enrol into skillbuilding programmes in the areas
of finance, marketing and IT.
Cost savings and business
enhancement tools via partners’
offerings on financial, insurance,
logistical and office security
systems.
Use of TM facilities to conduct
business meetings and seminars.
ENTERPRISE & GOVERNMENT
SEGMENTS
VOICE SERVICES
A major thrust for the year was
retention of revenue and supporting
customers’ business by providing
competitive call rates and high service
quality. Customised call plans such as
DATA SERVICES
MB launched Metro Ethernet Services, a
Carrier Class Ethernet standard-based
technology, on 17 May 2007 offering
high-speed and secured connectivity
bandwidth ranging from 4.0Mbps up to
1Gbps. With these services, customers
can add on bandwidth in multiples of
1.0Mbps whenever required, a concept
called bandwidth on demand. TM Metro
Ethernet services are offered on private
networks and as connectivity-based
solutions. Meanwhile, MB also worked
in partnership with value-added solution
service providers to offer applications
alongside its networking services.
Among the solutions on offer are
managed security services, bandwidth
management applications and managed
storage services.
With a strong account management
team, MB managed to grow its yearon-year data revenue from negative
0.1% in 2006 to 15.3% in 2007 in this
segment. The contribution was mainly
due to up selling opportunities and
timely project completion, resulting in
revenue realisation within 2007.
SALES & MARKETING ACTIVITIES
Sales and marketing activities were
directed towards establishing
outstanding customer relationships
supported by personalised and
experienced sales teams to handle
enterprise customers. MB also
embarked on a sales incentive
programme to further motivate its sales
personnel.
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DOMESTIC WHOLESALE
BUSINESS
Overall, the Domestic Wholesale
Business or DWB posted a lower
revenue of RM18.4 million against 2006
mainly due to lower achievement of
PSTN Minutes and VoIP revenue and
slow take-up on DSL Wholesale
services. However, domestic
interconnect revenue achieved 6.0%
growth from 2006 to 2007. This was
mainly contributed by improvements in
categorisation of call types.
VOICE
VoIP traffic minutes
DWB provides the facility for VoIP
Service Providers to establish and
operate voice calls and fax services as
well as a range of value-added
applications. Utilising TM’s extensive
domestic network coverage, DWB offers
VoIP Access that enables voice
connectivity over VoIP platform, a more
cost-effective solution for the wholesale
market. With its established Clearing
Malaysia Business
House service, VoIP Premium service,
extensive network of partners and
coverage, DWB is well positioned to
serve the domestic licensed carriers’
business needs.
Interconnect service
In addressing growing competition in
the existing telecommunications market,
DWB has positioned itself well through
its competitive interconnect services
where licensed carriers can now
interconnect fixed and mobile voice,
ISDN and fixed SMS services.
INTERNET/BROADBAND SERVICES
Broadband
Targeting Internet Service Providers
(ISP), Network Service Providers (NSP)
and Application Service Providers (ASP),
the broadband service delivers DSL
connectivity from end user Remote
Terminal Units up to the TM IP network
platform. At the end of 2007, DWB had
delivered 1.6 million broadband ports
nationwide.
Data Services
As one of DWB’s technological
breakthrough solutions, data services
address the connectivity needs of
customers over geographically-diverse
sites. The domestic data services
offered include Frame Relay, ATM and
MPLS based IP networks to fully
integrate customers’ networking needs.
Wholesale Ethernet service is available
to support TM products and service
packages such as TM Direct, TM IPVPN
and Digital Home services.
INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES
Infrastructure services allow for a
customer’s nationwide network
expansion in a timely and cost-effective
manner. It is gaining popularity as a
substitute for infrastructural
development through infrastructure
sharing, network co-location and
tenancy services. DWB provides the
entire support infrastructure for
customer equipment that ranges from
tower space for fixed antenna and
microwave dishes, power supply,
climate control and building
management.
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DATA SERVICES
Bandwidth Services
As the main wholesale bandwidth
services provider and with the
progressive demand for higher
bandwidth services especially to bring
wireless services like 3G to end
customers, DWB is offering a reliable
and managed transmission media via
Dense Wave Division Multiplexing
(DWDM) across the country. However,
DWB still continues to offer
narrowband, broadband and optical
bandwidth services over its legacy
technology platform such as Digital
Data Network (DDN) and Synchronous
Digital Hierarchy (SDH).
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GLOBAL BUSINESS
MB’s Global Business (GB) has a
continuing focus to drive new revenues
while maximising TM assets in
submarine cable systems, data centres
and satellite earth stations. In 2007,
GB’s revenue achievement increased by
30.4%, compared to 2006. This was
mainly due to high growth in bilateral
voice and bandwidth businesses.
VOICE
GB provides voice services on two
platforms namely, PSTN and VoIP.
GB’s core voice function is to ensure
line-cost reduction and profitability for
TM’s international outbound voice traffic
generated from its retail and domestic
wholesale business entities, as well as
addressing the International Carrier
Wholesale market in respect of hubbing
traffic business.
The performance of GB’s voice traffic
business was largely contributed by
high growth in hubbing traffic and other
initiatives as detailed below:
1.
Demand for Bangladesh traffic
increased as a result of regulatory
action to cut off all grey routes.
2.
Business collaboration with TMI
subsidiaries and Celcom to route
their organic traffic through GB.
3.
Contribution of value-added
services, successful alliances with
carriers on delivery of premium
services via VoIP and upgrading of
TMUSA Softswitch.
4.
Streamline Volume Commitment
that limits the mass availability of
Malaysia fixed-voice traffic supply,
resulting in stability of Malaysia
fixed-voice market rate.
5.
Implementation of automated
routing and monitoring tools for
integrity control of GB voice
business.
INTERNET/BROADBAND SERVICES
Global IP Transit
In support of the rapid demand for
Internet access requirement from
regional markets in 2007, TM
repositioned Global IP Transit service as
one of its premium core service
offerings. Riding on ATOM (Any
Transport over MPLS) IP network
platform, it currently supports Streamyx
service international requirements and
is recognised as one of the leading
carriers in the region.
The service is offered with a dedicated
access link to customers from its global
point of service with speeds ranging
from 64kbps up to 10Gbps via
submarine cable systems, satellite
services and in-country local leased
circuits or Metro Ethernet connections.
In addition, the product also provides
options for bundling with Global
Co-location, Managed Router, and IPv6
Transit services.
IP Transit Point of Services
Region
Country of Presence
Asia
Malaysia
Singapore
Hong Kong
Japan
Korea
Jakarta*
North America
Palo Alto
San Jose
Los Angeles
Ashburn
New York*
Europe
London
Amsterdam
South Asia
Sri Lanka
Middle East
Bahrain*
Egypt*
* Provided through Global Ethernet network
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DATA SERVICES
International bandwidth services
Enabling contact beyond Malaysian
shores, a range of bandwidth services is
offered via TM’s extensive international
network infrastructure, which includes a
combination of terrestrial, submarine
fibre optic cable systems and satellite.
Accentuating One Stop Shopping (OSS)
and Full Channel Service (FCS),
international bandwidth services link
Malaysia to any destination in the world.
based Single Channel Per Carrier
(SCPC) technology, which uses a Very
Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) antenna
and indoor unit to provide reliable
multi-way communication links globally.
Global IPVPN
TM’s Global IPVPN is a cost-effective
managed networking solution that
offers a simplified, secured and scalable
communication network.
Bandwidth Transit
Bandwidth Transit is a fast and reliable
connectivity solution that is established
in one country and terminates in
another country while transiting via
Malaysia.
TM’s major submarine systems are
SMW3, SMW4, SAFE/WASC/SAT-3,
APCN2, JUSCN, CUSCN, DMCS and
BRCS which connect Malaysia to North
and South Asia, Europe, Africa, Middle
East and United States of America. To
meet the growing demand, TM is also
in the process of upgrading SMW4,
APCN2 and SAFE submarine cables,
expected to be ready as early as 2009.
Bandwidth Backhaul
Bandwidth Backhaul is a focused and
dedicated capacity solution between
Cable Landing Stations or Border
Stations in Malaysia which the
customer owns or Indefeasible Right of
Use (IRU) capacity within the
international submarine cable system or
border facilities.
In 2007, TM continued to expand its
own node in Sri Lanka to penetrate the
IP market in the South Asia region.
This will complement the existing node
that has been located in the Middle
East, North Africa, Europe, US, ASEAN
and North Asia regions. In order to
expand global reachability, Network-toNetwork Interconnection (NNI) initiatives
have been initiated to allow TM and its
partners to leverage on each other’s
extensive IPVPN networks. A strategic
NNI project has been successfully
implemented with AsiaNetcom, ACASIA
and C&W. Under this arrangement, TM
can now offer its customers enhanced
and seamless services covering a much
wider service area.
International Private Leased Circuit (IPLC)
TM’s IPLC offers high-speed dedicated
digital connections not only from
Malaysia to the world but also links one
country to another via the global artery
of vital submarine cable systems.
International Satellite Services
With more than 10 satellites over Asia,
TM’s Bandwidth via Satellite services
offers a point-to-point dedicated
connectivity from Malaysia to the world.
TM utilises major satellite systems such
as MEASAT, INTELSAT, PANAMSAT,
ASIASAT and JSAT which provide
footprints to most locations around the
world. Global VSAT offers a satellite-
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PROSPECTS
Overall, the Malaysia fixed services
market is expected to grow in 2008,
with a strong bias towards data and
broadband across all customer
segments. MB is ideally positioned to
capitalise on these growth opportunities,
with its leading position in basic voice,
broadband and data services, providing
a springboard towards becoming
Malaysia’s leading next generation
communications provider, embracing
customer needs through innovation and
execution excellence. MB will enrich
consumer lifestyles and experiences,
improve performance of its business
customers – by providing next
generation services, high-value solutions
and upholding customer-driven
principles.
2008 will be an important year for MB
as it participates in the strategic
demerger exercise and embark on its
next wave of PIP anchored on two
thrusts:
•
Enhancing commercial excellence to
drive topline revenue; and
•
Driving operational excellence
towards stronger cost and
profitability management.
Enhancing commercial excellence to drive
topline revenue.
For retail business, focus for the
consumer and SME segment is to
maintain strong broadband growth and
stabilise the voice decline, whereas in
the enterprise segment, new
opportunities lie in the managed
services and business process
outsourcing areas. In the domestic
wholesale business, the priority is to
maintain current leadership position and
capture growth opportunities in voice
and bandwidth services. For the global
business, the focus is to grow beyond
current existing businesses.
Driving operational excellence towards
stronger cost and profitability
management.
Initiatives planned for the year will
focus on driving procurement
excellence, deploying lean network and
business operations ‘best practices’ and
enhancing quality and customer service
operations. The overarching control
framework across each business lines
will be strengthened to ensure tighter
cost and profitability management.
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A Thing Of Beauty
Rated as the most beautiful of all pearls, the Blue Pearl is
truly unique. It is only the Paua that can produce pearls of
its fine quality and spectacular luster whilst its natural
occurrence is exceedingly rare. Thus every pearl represents
something borne from patience, perfection and careful
nurturing.
A Crown Jewel
Celcom represents one of TM’s finest creations. Determined
to revolutionise Malaysia’s mobile industry, Celcom has
established its leadership, and offers some of the most
innovative products and services. It is indeed one of TM’s
crown jewels. While Celcom can attribute its shining
success to its rich potpourri of skills, creativity and
technology, a key stimulus comes from the recognition of
its full potential by TM. With careful nurturing and shaping,
Celcom has been unleashed to carve a new future for itself.
(Malaysia) Berhad
Celcom
Business
Review
DATO’ SRI MOHAMMED SHAZALLI RAMLY
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad
Facts at a Glance
Overview
Total Customer Base
7.2 million + 18%
Total Revenue
OVERVIEW
Celcom’s performance in 2007 was its
strongest in recent years. The turnaround
efforts started in 2006 were further
intensified, and the sustained momentum
resulted in a record-breaking performance
beyond market expectations.
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RM5,157.1 million + 13.1%
Prepaid Customer
5.9 million + 22.9%
Postpaid Customer
1.3 million + 8.3%
Celcom’s successful implementation of
the Performance Improvement
Programme resulted in aggressive sales
and marketing activities, intensified
initiatives to reform distribution
channels and efforts to implement a
segment-focused brand strategy. As a
result Celcom strengthened its market
position, providing a strong foundation
for further growth in 2008.
Malaysia’s first MVNO, and the first
nationwide domestic roaming
agreement. Celcom was also the first
operator to launch the concept of
branded customer service, introducing
the ‘Anna’ icon. Its innovative broadband
and data strategy also resulted in the
introduction of the first ‘daily use’ and
‘monthly capped’ data plans.
Celcom continued to maintain its
leadership in coverage and network
quality both in terms of 2G, 2.5G, 3G
and HSDPA, customer service standards
have been taken to new heights and the
overall brand perception is at the
highest ever recorded.
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
2007 also saw Celcom leading the
industry in initiating a number of
industry-firsts. Celcom was the first
operator to rollout its own branded
retail stores, Blue Cube. Celcom’s
partnership strategy resulted in
The Celcom Group delivered a
commendable performance for the
financial year ended 31 December 2007,
despite an environment of mounting
and intense competition. The Group
chalked up 3 significant record
achievements: profit after taxation
exceeded RM1 billion, revenue
surpassed the RM5 billion mark, and
its total customer base expanded to
over 7 million.
Profit after tax and minority interests of
RM1,051.6 million represented a healthy
and significant growth of 28.8% from
the RM816.4 million posted in the last
financial year. This was attributable to a
strong growth momentum in revenues
during the year. Total revenue, includes
other operating income posted for the
year grew by 13.1% from RM4,560.1
million in 2006 to RM5,157.1 million in
2007, the highest recorded to date.
Revenue growth came mainly from the
buoyant prepaid segment, which
recorded an increase in the customer
base of 1.1 million or 22.9%, bringing
the total number of prepaid customers
to 5.9 million from 4.8 million
previously.
The postpaid segment presented a
challenge for Celcom in 2007 with
increasing price pressure and aggressive
competition. Despite an erosion in the
customer base during the first half of
the year, the introduction of various new
innovative postpaid products in the
second half resulted in the trend being
reversed, successfully addressing the
decline, and even resulting in net
postpaid growth for the year. On a net
basis, postpaid customers grew from
1.2 million in 2006 to 1.3 million as of
December 2007.
As at 31 December 2007, Celcom’s
cumulative customer base exceeded the
7 million mark, growing by 18.0% from
6.1 million to 7.2 million customers.
The stronger revenue base coupled with
continued cost control resulted in
Celcom posting an earnings before
interest, tax, depreciation and
amortisation (EBITDA) of RM2,310.6
million in 2007 from RM1,962.9 million
in 2006, an improvement of 17.7%. In
line with this, EBITDA margins also
improved from 43.0% to 44.8% in 2007.
In September 2007, Celcom distributed
RM730.1 million in cash to its
shareholders by way of a capital
repayment exercise. This has resulted
in an improvement in a number of key
financial indicators namely earnings per
share and return on equity, from 36.1
sen to 66.6 sen, and from 32.1% to
37.9% respectively.
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OPERATIONS
Leveraging on its leadership in network
coverage and 3G, Celcom continued to
expand its network capacity to meet the
surge in demand for its services. Its
leadership in the mobile sector was
further reinforced when it won the best
T2 service provider among cellular
operators in 2007, an award conferred
by the Malaysian Communications and
Multimedia Commission (MCMC).
Capitalising further on its strengths,
Celcom launched its new ‘Unbeatable’
campaign, which emphasized the
company’s superiority in speed,
coverage, rates and service. The
campaign was a huge success and
featured Celcom’s latest line-up of
Power Icons such as Ryan Giggs, John
Terry, Wang Lee Hom and Peterpan.
In 2007, Celcom also unveiled its new
Branded Customer Service initiative
aimed at providing a total customer
experience. In line with this, Celcom
introduced Anna, its Customer Service
Ambassador, an icon who represents
the very essence of excellent customer
service, being courteous, attentive and
helpful.
During the launch of this innovation,
Celcom also introduced other customer
service initiatives from online web
registration for postpaid customers, to
free calls to its contact centre
throughout the day. New uniforms in
line with the new Branded Customer
Service also drew attention as did the
launch of nationwide kiosks for cash,
cheque and credit card payments.
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In 2007, Celcom also launched Channel
X, the New and Ultimate Mobile Content
Channel, offering customers the latest
mobile content and downloads ranging
from music and movies to games.
Channel X is the first cross media
content brand which allows customers
to experience mobile content via the
Internet, mobile WAP, TV and radio.
The Channel X portal is accessible at
www.channelx.com.my or by dialing
*118# from mobile phones.
XPAX
The Xpax prepaid product continued to
be the main contributor to Celcom’s
overall revenue. This was mainly due to
the success of the Xpax Bonus
campaign which featured four different
bonuses – Every Month Bonus, Birthday
Bonus, Reload Bonus and Stay Active
Bonus. As a result, the prepaid customer
base grew by 22.9%, to 5.9 million.
The ‘Xpax Who Says’ campaign was
also another major success aimed at
repositioning Xpax as the only prepaid
that offers the best rates, the widest
coverage, the fastest network and the
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In an effort to reach out to the foreign
workers segment, Celcom also
introduced targeted packages and
customised promotions for the Indian,
Indonesian and Filipino communities.
SALES
On the sales front, 2007 saw the
continuation of Celcom’s dealer
incentives programme, which was a
key success factor in the turnaround
experienced by the Group in the second
half of 2006. Celcom’s retail universe
also grew to exceed 15,000 outlets.
Celcom also introduced the innovative
Blue Cube retail store concept, aimed
at revolutionising telecommunications
retailing by providing consumers the
chance to experience cutting-edge
technologies. Blue Cube is a powerful
‘one-stop’ concept store for lifestyle
mobile devices, 3G services and mobile
content. It is the first concept store
which allows consumers to experience,
touch and feel the full range of mobile
lifestyle products and services from
Celcom. As of December 2007 over
30 Blue Cube outlets have been
established nationwide.
Complementing Blue Cube, over 70
micro kiosks have been constructed and
situated strategically at all major
shopping centres throughout the
country, reinforcing Celcom’s brand
presence within these key locations.
ATM connectivity. Core voice product
sales in 2007 were also boosted
through channel expansion, with the
creation of a Value-Added Reseller
programme and tie-ups with regional
and national Associations.
Introduction of Celcom’s easy reload
anchored by a newly developed online
recharge platform with a capacity of
1.2 million transactions per day has
also resulted in a stable performance
in-market.
CELCOM BROADBAND
Recognising the increasing demand for
‘anytime, anywhere’ broadband
connectivity, Celcom launched its
branded broadband service, “Celcom
Broadband” in July 2007, for both
business and personal connectivity. The
product provides the best value offering,
providing a fully mobile, high speed
broadband offering at affordable rates.
CELCOM BUSINESS
Despite an increasingly competitive
environment, Celcom continued to grow
its presence in the Enterprise market
and is believed to be the country’s
largest business mobile provider by
revenue.
The Celcom Business name was
introduced in 2007 to crystallize the
division’s product offerings, service
commitment and overall value
proposition to business customers.
This involved further enhancement of its
product portfolio – marketed under the
PowerTools brand – and diversification
away from basic voice and data
connectivity to higher value-added
services and business applications.
This repositioning was reinforced by the
introduction of a Customer Service
Charter with defined service level
commitments for large corporate
customers.
Celcom Business enjoyed robust growth
of advanced data services in 2007. It
recorded the fastest BlackBerry sales
growth in the region and secured large
machine-to-machine (M2M) customer
contracts for remote meter reading,
vehicle tracking, and wireless POS and
Bringing the community spirit into schools – Celcom XCHANGE
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Celcom Broadband provides speeds up
to 3.6Mbps based on High Speed Data
Packet Access (HSDPA) technology, with
the widest 3G and HSDPA in the
country, covering approximately 60% of
the population. Celcom Broadband
customers can also roam globally on
2.5G or 3G networks over 168 operators
and 59 operators respectively. A unique
feature of the broadband offering is that
customers have the flexibility to choose
either a Celcom Broadband modem, or
to use their existing 3G phones as a
modem.
Celcom successfully launched a variety
of innovative pricing packages providing
simple consumer propositions, meeting
the needs of all consumers: light users,
can opt for a pay-per-use plan, with
capped monthly charges; occasional
users can opt for Malaysia’s only daily
unlimited plans whilst heavy users can
opt for either of two monthly unlimited
packages with speeds up to 384k or
3.6Mbps respectively.
STRATEGIC ALLIANCES
To widen its reach and take advantage
of new business opportunities, Celcom
formed alliances with several major
corporations. In 2007, Celcom became
the first and only mobile operator in
Malaysia to join forces with various
Mobile Virtual Network Operators
(MVNOs) to complement Celcom’s
existing business. A MVNO targeting
foreign workers was launched with
Merchantrade Asia Sdn Bhd in July
2007, whilst MoUs have been signed
with REDtone and Tune Talk, targeted
to launch in 2008. These alliances will
allow Celcom to further concentrate on
specific target segments for its core
brands, whilst allowing it to penetrate
new markets via partners.
Furthermore, Celcom also signed
Malaysia’s first-ever nationwide
domestic roaming agreement with
UMobile Sdn Bhd (formerly known as
MiTV Networks Sdn Bhd). UMobile
customers will now be able to roam on
Celcom’s superior 2G network.
PROSPECTS
The year 2008 is anticipated to be an
exciting and challenging year in the
Malaysian mobile telecommunications
industry. In addition to the expected
launch of the Mobile Number Portability
(MNP) exercise and the entrance of
various MVNOs, two other 3G operators
are expected to fully launch their
services in competition with Celcom.
These developments are expected to
intensify the already competitive nature
of the telco industry, thus forcing
mobile operators to become more
aggressive and more segment-focused
especially in customer acquisition in an
increasingly saturated marketplace.
Despite the likely industry challenges in
2008, Celcom believes that the
initiatives and strategies implemented
will form a strong foundation for
continued strong performance. For
2008, Celcom aims to:
•
•
•
•
•
•
focus on value retention and growth
while maintaining profitability by
prioritising key market segments
expand the enterprise business via
partnerships and increased
customisation.
work towards improving customer
retention by leveraging on the
initiatives introduced in 2007.
continue to upgrade the distribution
network and create new channels,
enhancing operational processes
and implementing cost-saving
synergies.
expand its leadership in mobile
broadband and increase usage in
mobile data services and content.
Create new revenue streams in
m-commerce and mobile
advertising.
Celcom is also confident that postdemerger, being part of a focused
mobile operation, RegionCo will provide
further opportunities for value creation
via identifying and implementing
regional best practices and by working
in closer collaboration with other TMI
companies to realise cost saving
opportunities.
Celcom also entered into a MoU with
Tune Money to launch Malaysia’s first
Mobile-enabled Prepaid Visa card, to be
launched in 2008.
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Greatly Appreciated
While the Blue Pearl can only be found in one species, its
fame is not as limited. Across the world, people covet it
for its almost unearthly beauty as much as for its rarity.
No matter what the reason, the Blue Pearl will never be a
mere purchase. It will be a treasure for always. That is
because its monetary value is paled by its intrinsic quality.
Regional Appeal
In the business of communication, there is a constant need to
expand reach. Through years of dedication and strong
partnerships TM has established an intricate and extensive
communication network and a portfolio of mobile assets
across the region. This track record has earned TM
recognition as one of the leading Asian telcos. But more
importantly, through adherence to high standards, TM is
better known and trusted for the intrinsic quality of its brand.
Business
Review
AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2007
Operations
International
Company
DATO’ YUSOF ANNUAR YAACOB
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
TM International Berhad
Facts at a Glance
Operations
Mobile Customers
OVERVIEW
TM International Berhad (TM International)
oversees the Group’s international operations and
investments in nine Asian countries — Sri Lanka,
Bangladesh, Indonesia, Cambodia, Pakistan, India,
Iran, Singapore and Thailand. The year 2007 saw
the Company building on the previous years’
acquisitions and focusing on post-acquisition
implementation activities. Among the highlights
were the successful listing on the Bombay Stock
Exchange of TM International’s Indian associate,
Spice Communications Limited in July and the
announcement of the demerger between TM and
TM International in September. In December, TM
International was converted into a public company.
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32.6 million + 45.3%
Country
Business
Effective interest
Customers
PT Excelcomindo Pratama Tbk.
Indonesia
Cellular
66.99%
15,468,600
Dialog Telekom PLC
Sri Lanka
Quadruple play
84.81%
4,259,529
TM International (Bangladesh) Limited
Bangladesh
Cellular, ISP
70.00%
7,183,382
Telekom Malaysia International
(Cambodia) Company Limited
Cambodia
Cellular
100.00%
311,650
Multinet Pakistan (Private) Limited
Pakistan
Long Distance/
International voice;
Broadband
89.00%
- na -
Spice Communications Limited
India
Cellular
39.20%
3,800,633
MobileOne Limited*
Singapore
Cellular
29.69%
1,535,000
Mobile Telecommunications Company of Esfahan
Iran
Cellular
49.00%
30,568
Samart I-Mobile Public Company Limited**
Thailand
Mobile content and
mobile telephone
distribution
35.58%
- na -
Samart Corporation Public Company Limited
Thailand
Holding company
18.97%
- na -
* TM International and Khazanah Nasional Berhad jointly have a shareholding in M1 through a Company known as SunShare Investments Ltd. On 6 February 2008,
TM International and TM International’s indirect wholly-owned subsidiary, Indocel, entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Khazanah to acquire all
of Khazanah’s equity interests in SunShare and XL, to be satisfied through the issuance of new ordinary shares of RM1.00 each in TM International.
** TM International held directly 24.42% equity interest in Samart I-Mobile Public Company Limited (SIM). TM International also held indirect equity interest in SIM of
11.16% (2006: 10.90%) by virtue of its equity interest in Samart Corporation Public Company Limited.
PATAMI
RM744.9 million + 19.7%
OPERATIONAL HIGHLIGHTS
International operations continued to
record an impressive number of mobile
customers in the year under review.
International operations attracted 32.6
million customers as at end 2007, an
increase of 45.3% from the 22.4 million
customers the previous year.
For the financial year ended
31 December 2007, international
operations recorded operating revenue
of RM4,987.2 million compared to
RM4,165.4 million the previous year.
This translated to a growth of 19.7%.
Profit After Tax and Minority Interest
(PATAMI) from international operations
stood at RM744.9 million in 2007
compared to RM677.5 million in the
year before.
The strengthening of the Ringgit against
other local currencies in 2007 had
adversely affected the Group’s numbers
in Ringgit terms. The stronger Ringgit
has resulted in lower translated revenue
and PATAMI numbers by 7.9% and
3.8%, respectively.
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International Operations
Moving from strength to strength, TM
International’s Indian jointly controlled
entity, Spice Communications Limited
(Spice) made a spectacular debut on
the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in
July. The stock opened at INR55.75
(RM4.60) per share, up 21.2% from its
issue price of INR46.0 (RM3.80) per
share. The Initial Public Offering (IPO),
which was oversubscribed by 37.5
times, would enable the Company to
fund debt repayments, pay for its
recently acquired National and
International Long Distance (NLD/ILD)
licence fees and related capital
expenditure as well as drive business
expansion in the current two circles it
operates in, i.e. Punjab and Karnataka.
Satellite farm – Cyberjaya
CONSOLIDATION ACTIVITIES
After a succession of acquisitions in
Indonesia, Singapore, Pakistan,
Cambodia, Thailand and India over the
past three years, TM International
focused on strengthening its existing
investments in 2007.
Among the more notable developments
was the completion of the sale of the
entire 60.0% shareholding in Telekom
Networks Malawi Limited to MTL
Mobile Limited for a total cash
consideration of US$16.0 million
(RM55.0 million) in April 2007. The sale
was part of a broader re-orientation of
TM Group’s international investment
strategy to focus on geographic regions
closer to home.
In Sri Lanka, Dialog Telekom PLC
(Dialog) executed a rights issue to raise
SLR15.5 billion (RM482.1 million) to
fund the Company’s aggressive
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expansion plans. The rights issue was
accompanied by a Rated Cumulative
Redeemable Preference Shares (RCRPS)
issue aimed at raising up to SLR5.0
billion (RM155.5 million). The proceeds
of the rights issue and RCRPS totalilng
approximately SLR20.5 billion (RM637.6
million) went to the partial financing of
Dialog’s capital expenditure for the next
three years. The capital expenditure
would target accelerated expansion of
network capacity and coverage as well
as transformational investments in
convergent technologies spanning the
multiple business lines of the Group.
Dialog also received a US$70.0 million
(RM240.6 million) package from
International Finance Corporation (IFC)
– a member of the World Bank Group –
in September and entered into a deed
with TM International (L) Limited
allowing IFC to purchase up to 1.6%
holding in Dialog. As at end 2007, TM’s
shareholding in Dialog stood at 84.81%.
In a move to further boost its presence
in Indonesia, TM International entered
into a Stock Purchase Agreement with
AIF (Indonesia) Limited to purchase all
of the latter’s stake in PT Excelcomindo
Pratama Tbk (XL). The acquisition, for a
cash consideration of US$113.0 million
(RM388.3 million), enabled the Company
to raise its shareholding by 7.38%,
thereby capitalising on one of the
fastest-growing markets for mobile
telephony services. XL ended the year
by welcoming Etisalat International
Indonesia Limited as one of its
shareholders on 11 December 2007.
TM International’s Cambodian
operations, Telekom Malaysia
International (Cambodia) Company
Limited (TMIC), directed its effort
towards acquiring a larger customer
base in the year under review. Having
invested more than US$76.0 million
(RM261.2 million) over the years, TMIC
plans to further invest US$150.0 million
(RM515.5 million) over the next two
years to upgrade network capacity and
add 500 new Base Transceiver Stations
(BTS) for coverage in rural and
provincial areas. TMIC also rolled out its
new VoIP service in August 2007.
During the year, the Company
underwent a major re-branding exercise
which included the unveiling of its new
‘hello’ logo in November and substantial
budget allocations for employee training
programmes to boost operational
efficiency and effectiveness.
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The renewed focus on boosting
executional capability throughout its
operations abroad in 2007 culminated in
the decision by TM’s Board of Directors
in September 2007 to de-merge the
mobile and non-Malaysian businesses
from TM Group. The proposed demerger would accelerate operational
improvements and growth efforts
through clearer strategic and
organisational focus. It would also
provide greater transparency of the
financial and operational performance
of both entities. The exercise would
result in the proposed listing of the
entire issued and paid-up ordinary
share capital of TM International
Berhad on the Main Board of Bursa
Malaysia Securities Berhad.
International Operations
The overall objective of the Cooperation
Agreement was to establish an effective
and efficient framework for the
following:
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•
•
VODAFONE ALLIANCE
OVERVIEW
TM entered into a partnership with
Vodafone Alliance on 25 January 2006
where each party agreed to jointly
explore and identify opportunities to
enhance the businesses of their
respective companies through
collaboration in international mobile
telecommunications products and
services. This would be achieved via the
adoption of Vodafone Global Products
and Services under the internationallyrecognised Vodafone brand throughout
the Group.
Subsequently, Vodafone entered into a
separate Cooperation and Branding
Agreement with respective TM
subsidiaries namely Celcom, Dialog
and XL.
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Increased roaming revenue for both
Vodafone Group and TM Group
companies via the implementation of
Vodafone Global Product and
Services in the area of international
mobile telecommunications.
A segmented dual brand and
coordinated brand and advertising
initiatives.
Cooperation in the acquisition,
service provision and management
of internationally-operating corporate
customers.
Reciprocal Roaming Agreements
between members of the Vodafone
Group, TM Group and any Partner
Networks.
PRODUCTS & SERVICES LAUNCH
HIGHLIGHTS
Among the key Products and Services
launches which took place throughout
the tenure of the Partnership were:
•
•
•
•
Vodafone Enterprise Proposition
including BlackBerry from Vodafone
which was successfully launched by
Celcom, Dialog and XL respectively.
Vodafone Mobile Connect cards and
other PC connectivity products.
Collaboration in MNC initiatives for
the acquisition, provision and
management of services to
international corporate customers.
Vodafone Roaming propositions such
as the establishment of Virtual
Home Environment, Prepaid
Roaming, GPRS, 3G Roaming,
Assisted/Managed Roaming and
Data Roaming Tariff.
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•
Segmented dual branding in respect
of Vodafone Global Products and
Services.
Participation in Procurement
Arrangements/Supply Chain
Management of handsets
particularly Ultra Low Cost
Handsets (ULCH).
ASIA MOBILITY INITIATIVE
(AMI) ALLIANCE
TM’s participation in AMI was formed
through Celcom, XL and MobileOne
Limited (M1). M1 has been a member
since April 2003 while Celcom and XL
joined the alliance in June 2005.
Formed in 2003, AMI was one of the
first Asian alliances set up to work
towards various business initiatives for
member countries and provide
deliverables for mobile customers in
these areas. It also helps increase its
members’ market shares in their
respective home markets as well as
improve profitability through strategic
key initiatives like developing selective
marketing packages and cross-border
service offerings. In addition, AMI
facilitates economies of scale by having
vendor benchmarking, group-wide
procurement, and content sharing. It
also serves as a common platform for
sharing technological know-how and
experience.
In the year under review, AMI welcomed
Idea Cellular and Sun Cellular to the
six-member group, replacing SMART
and Telstra. The number of customers
represented by Celcom, XL, DTAC, M1,
Idea and Sun totalled 60 million. Among
the key programmes introduced in 2007
were flat rate roaming service, full
interconnect for VHE services, Roaming
Voucher Recharge (RVR) and Airtime
Exchange (ATE) Project, CAMEL II
Interconnectivity and Enterprise
Programmes.
INDUSTRY CHALLENGES
While consolidation activities dominated
TM International’s focus throughout the
year, the Company underwent a
number of industry-related challenges.
In Sri Lanka, Dialog’s revenue potential
was diluted by intermittent disruption of
services in the country’s Northern and
Eastern provinces during the first half
of 2007 and a reduction in tourist
arrivals which, in turn, diluted
International Roaming Revenues relative
to their full potential. The Company
also experienced operational and direct
cost expansion during the second half
of 2007, largely arising from macroeconomic conditions, aggressive rollout
of multiple new services and expansion
of customer base.
In Bangladesh, TM International
(Bangladesh) Limited (TMIB) encountered
challenges in the area of VoIP regulation
and pricing. The Company took
immediate measures to counter these
challenges including the execution of its
100-day Performance Improvement
Programme (PIP) exercise to address
revenue and market share issues.
In Indonesia, XL introduced lower tariffs
for its bebas plan to boost revenue and
voice traffic in the third and fourth
quarters of the financial year. The
Company also implemented a hybrid
distribution system which led to the
expansion of more than 400,000 direct
and indirect distribution channels. In
terms of improving its network
infrastructure, XL ended the year with
11,153 BTSs or an additional 3,897
BTSs in 2007. The Minutes of Use
(MoU) per customer in Indonesia is still
low compared to other countries. This
is mainly because the Average Revenue
Per Minute (ARPM) in Indonesia is still
relatively high compared to other
countries. With interconnect rates
coming down in 2008, the Company
expects continued decline in
revenue/minute.
REGIONAL PRESENCE
The year 2008 will see TM International
housing all international investments
and Celcom post-Demerger. The
Company’s investment strategy will
remain focused on high growth and
emerging markets closer to home.
This is in line with the Company’s aim
to become the leading South and
South-East Asian mobile operator.
The Company will continue to manage
and expand investments in India and
Indonesia, two of the fastest growing
mobile markets in the region. Particular
emphasis will also be given to the
dynamic economies of Indochina where
the telecommunications sector has
immense growth potential.
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FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
Indonesia
PT EXCELCOMINDO PRATAMA TBK (XL)
OVERVIEW
In 2007, the Indonesian
telecommunications industry had
another year of strong growth. At the
end of 2007, there were approximately
102 million cellular customers in
Indonesia. This was an increase of
50.0% from the previous year, and
amounted to a penetration rate of
42.0%. With the existence of 11 players
offering more than 20 products in the
market, XL faced mounting competition
in the year under review.
Nevertheless, the Company grew its
customer base and revenue by 62.4%
and 29.4%, respectively, clearly
outperforming the industry. XL’s fortified
market position was driven by its
innovative pricing strategy and new
market positioning. XL ended the year
2007 with 15.5 million customers.
XL’s stellar performance in 2007 led to
the Company making a clean sweep of
several industry awards. The awards
included Best E-Corp 2007 Award for
Best IT System category from SWA
magazine; Best Prepaid GSM Cellular
Award 2007 for its bebas prepaid card;
Best Innovation in Marketing; Best
Customer Care Cellular Award 2007 for
Customer Service and the Indonesian
MAKE (Most Admired Knowledge
Enterprise) Winner 2007.
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XL’s gross revenue increased by 29.4%
to IDR8,364.7 billion [RM3,153.5 million]
in 2007. This growth was mainly
attributable to the successful execution
of several key strategies, especially in
pricing and distribution channel
management. A nationwide single tariff
of IDR25 per second was introduced in
February 2007. In April 2007, XL further
enhanced the offering by introducing a
reduced on-net tariff of IDR10 per
second which resulted in a progressive
increase in call volume. This was then
followed by the launching of IDR1 per
second for on-net tariff and IDR10 per
second for off-net tariff which had
stimulated duration per call and
successfully increased the revenue and
voice traffic in the third and fourth
quarters of 2007. At the same time, XL
was able to enhance its operational
profitability leading to EBITDA margin
improvement of 2.5% to 42.0% as
compared to 2006. XL’s EBITDA showed
a significant growth of 37.4% to
IDR3,509.2 billion [RM1,323.0 million].
On the other hand, XL’s net income
decreased by 61.5% to IDR250.8 billion
[RM94.5 million] in the year under
review. This was mainly due to
Management’s decision to book the
IDR368.5 billion [RM138.9 million]
withholding tax (including penalty) on
US$ bond interest for the period of
2004-2007, and forex losses as a result
of the depreciation of the IDR against
the US$ in 2007.
A total of IDR7.1 trillion [RM2.7 billion]
was added to fixed assets for network
infrastructure and other investments.
XL’s cash flow from operating activities
was IDR3,959.4 billion [RM1,492.7
million] while cash flow from financing
activities was IDR3,382.9 billion
[RM1,275.3 million]. Cash flow from
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financing activities was in the form of
Rupiah Bond of IDR1.5 trillion and new
bank loans of US$230.0 million and
IDR400.0 billion. At the end of 2007,
XL’s cash and cash equivalent stood at
IDR805.8 billion [RM283.6 million].
3.
OPERATIONS
In 2007, XL expanded and reinforced its
fibre-optic network in Medan, Bandung,
Surabaya, Semarang and Denpasar with
its inner ring road network. It also
reinforced more than 2,000 km fibre
optic from Medan to Jakarta following
the construction of submarine fibreoptic spread out from Jakarta to Batam
and Riau island.
XL’s customer base registered
significant growth in 2007 with the
acquisition of 5.9 million new
customers. At the end of 2007, XL’s
customer base was 15.5 million, an
increase of 62.4% from 2006.
XL’s customer base mostly consisted of
prepaid customers which represented
96.9% of its total customer base. Netadds from prepaid services contributed
98.4% to the total net-adds or 5.8
million new customers. The increase in
prepaid customers was mainly driven by
bebas which accounted for 87.9% of the
total net-adds and recorded 106.7%
customer growth. This was a result of
XL’s pricing strategy of IDR1 per second
which was launched in July 2007.
At the end of 2007, XL recorded
10.1 million bebas customers and
4.9 million jempol customers. Its
postpaid service (Xplor) grew by 24.3%
to 481,000 customers or 3.1% of its
total customer base.
In 2007, XL’s coverage reached 90.0% of
the Indonesian population. Around
75.0% of its capital expenditure for the
year was spent on improving coverage
while the rest was spent on improving
capacity. XL’s focus was still in Java,
Bali and Lombok with 67.0% of its new
customers from these areas.
XL – forging ahead in Indonesia
ARPU
Since applying its pricing strategy of
IDR1 per second, XL was able to
improve ARPU. As a result of the
reduction in on-net and off-net tariffs,
MoU per customer significantly
increased by 74.0% to 50 minutes, the
highest growth over the last 5 years.
Therefore, the ARPU increased slightly
to IDR47,000 from IDR46,000 in 2006,
despite the reduction in average tariffs
per minute.
In April 2007, to further enhance its
position as a product with the most
affordable SMS tariff, jempol reduced its
SMS on-net tariff by 55.0%, offering it
at IDR45 per SMS to other XL numbers
during off-peak hours. These off-peak
hours were extended in June 2007.
Recognising the demand for overseas
calls, jempol also offered an affordable
tariff starting at IDR16 per second to
51 countries through VoIP (Voice Over
Internet Protocol).
ARPU from bebas services increased
7.0% to IDR47,000, while ARPU from
jempol decreased by 5.0% to IDR37,000.
Overall, XL’s prepaid ARPU increased
slightly by 2.0% to IDR43,000 compared
to last year. ARPU from Xplor decreased
10.0% to IDR155,000.
XL’s postpaid service, Xplor, followed
suit by simplifying its voice tariff in the
year under review.
PRODUCTS & SERVICES
In February 2007, bebas simplified its
core voice service by offering a flat tariff
of IDR25 per second – for any type of
call, at any time, to any operator, to any
destination. The offering was then
enhanced by another promotion in April
2007, introducing a reduced on-net tariff
of IDR10 per second. To make the
product even more appealing, bebas
further offered a reduction of its tariff
to IDR1 per second for on-net tariff and
IDR10 per second for off-net tariff in
July 2007.
Under its “Business Solutions” label, XL
continued to provide:
1.
2.
Fixed Communication Services,
including Domestic Leased Line,
International Leased Line,
Domestic MPLS, International
MPLS, Broadband Internet Access
(including NAP), VoIP and
Collocation
Mobile Communication Services,
including Corporate User Group,
Corporate Data (GPRS 3G), Push
Mail (XPand, BlackBerry), Mobile
Application and Corporate SMS
Broadcast; and
Convergence Communication
Services, including Office Zone,
GSM PBX Integration, Instant
Office, Hosted PBX, Machine to
Machine (Wireless ATM, Wireless
EDC), WiFi over Picocell, and
Vehicle Tracking System (XLocate).
In anticipation of high network capacity
demand, XL built about 500 km fibre
optic in Jakarta; a multiplex network
with a capacity of 10 Gbps, DWDM,
MPLS and NGN networks to replace
the conventional TDM technology. It also
built a network building in Bintaro as
part of the DRP system (Disaster
Recovery Plan).
BTS
XL continued to build its BTS network
to expand and strengthen its coverage
and minimise its dependency on other
operators. XL’s committed capital
expenditure in 2007 was US$700.0
million. Half of that amount was used
to expand and reinforce its coverage in
Java, Bali and Lombok while one third
was used to build a BTS network in
Sumatera island. The rest was
dedicated to East Indonesia. At the end
of 2007, XL’s coverage had reached
90.0% of the Indonesian population.
The Company added 3,897 BTSs,
bringing its total number of stations to
11,153 by year end.
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FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
For the 2007 financial year, Dialog
recorded SLR32.5 billion (RM1.0 billion)
in revenue, representing an increase of
26.6% from the previous year.
Sri Lanka
DIALOG TELEKOM PLC (DIALOG)
OVERVIEW
In 2007, the telecommunications sector
grew by approximately 25.0% and
contributed over 20.0% to the GDP.
Total tele-density in Sri Lanka saw a
sharp increase with approximately
50.0% of the population owning some
mode of telecommunication (fixed and
mobile phones). The mobile industry
had 7.1 million users by September
2007 relative to 5.4 million in 2006,
representing a 32.4% growth in mobile
telephony ownership. The industry
growth was fuelled by increased
competitiveness with all four operators
competing intensely on all four strategic
dimensions of price, quality, coverage
and convenience, giving the Sri Lankan
consumer total value for money.
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The fixed-line sector also grew by
30.0% in 2007 led by CDMA technologyenabled phone sales (58.0% growth)
that catered to a largely unfulfilled
demand for low-cost fixed-line
telephony in the market. Several
telecommunications projects were in
progress during the year to enhance
product, service quality and coverage.
Third-generation mobile technology
witnessed an increased take-up by
consumers for both voice and data.
Internet penetration in Sri Lanka grew
by 24.0% to reach 0.16 million
customers. This was largely due to the
introduction and aggressive promotion
of fixed broadband Internet.
Aggressive adoption and marketing of
wireless broadband within the Sri
Lankan market was one of the key
highlights for the year with deployment
of High Speed Downlink Packet Access
(HSDPA) and High Speed Uplink Packet
Access (HSUPA) applications in addition
to 3G. Dialog, the first entrant into the
Sri Lankan wireless broadband market,
still remained the market leader despite
the entry of Mobitel through the
provision of 7.2 Mbps speed wireless
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The Pay TV industry saw modest growth
due to the economic downturn which
led to low customer additions to the
industry. The perception of Pay TV in Sri
Lanka as a luxury service with higher
taxes being targeted at imports of key
equipment and services was one of the
key factors for its lower-than-expected
performance in 2007.
The Company chalked up gross profit of
SLR19.1 billion (RM594.4 million) for the
2007 financial year. This represents a
13.4% increase from the SLR16.9 billion
(RM553.6 million) recorded for the year
ended 31 December 2006.
Earnings Before Interest, Tax,
Depreciation and Amortisation (EBITDA)
stood at SLR13.7 billion (RM427.3
million) for the year ended 31
December 2007. This represents a
marginal decline of 0.03% from the
previous year’s reported figures.
In 2007, Dialog established one of Sri
Lanka’s most technologically-advanced
Enterprise Management Centre that has
enabled top Sri Lankan enterprises to
offer their customers the best service
experience from a well-trained
customer-centric workforce.
Dialog recorded a Profit After Tax (PAT)
of SLR9.0 billion (RM278.9 million)
representing a drop in performance by
11.4% relative to the year ended 31
December 2006.
Dialog’s superior business strategy in
2007 led to its recognition in several
areas of the telecommunications
industry. Among the awards that it
received in 2007 were Best Use of
Mobile for Social & Economic
Development for Disaster and Emergency
Warning Network (DEWN); Outstanding
Achievement in Customer Relationship
Excellence; Customer Service Centre of
the Year; Best Use of Knowledge
Management of the Year and Innovative
Technology of the Year at the Customer
Relationship Excellence (CRE) Awards
held in Hong Kong.
Venturing into the spheres of satellite
broadcasting, Dialog launched Dialog
Satellite TV, a Direct-to-Home satellite
television service in Sri Lanka in
February 2007. Dialog Satellite TV
features world-class entertainment and
the widest spectrum of channels with a
special focus on News, Entertainment
and Knowledge-based Programming.
OPERATIONS
In July 2007, Dialog Broadband
Networks (DBN) launched its fixed
wireless operations based on CDMA
technology. With its entrance into CDMA,
Dialog became a provider of a total
connectivity solution, encompassing
Mobile, Fixed, Broadband and Media.
Dialog together with NDB Bank, one of
the leading private sector commercial
banks in Sri Lanka, unveiled eZ Pay,
South Asia’s first mCommerce (Mobile
Commerce) initiative in August 2007, a
revolutionary service that allows
consumers to purchase goods, pay bills,
transfer money and perform banking
transactions via their mobile phones.
Dialog, the pioneer in International
Roaming in the South Asian region,
celebrated 10 years of Roaming
excellence in October 2007 with a host
of special promotions and privileges
designed to reward its roaming
customers who have extended loyal
patronage to its roaming service.
DBN, a fully-owned subsidiary of Dialog,
became the first in Sri Lanka to
introduce Broadband Internet, powered
by WiMAX technology in November
2007.
A milestone was reached when Dialog
achieved four million customers in
October 2007, further strengthening its
market position in the Sri Lankan
telecommunications industry.
PREFERENCE SHARE ISSUE
Dialog entered into an agreement with
banks and financial institutions in Sri
Lanka to raise SLR5.0 billion (RM155.5
million) via the issuance of 5.0 billion
Rated Cumulative Redeemable
Preference Shares of SLR1 per share.
The Company’s principal shareholder
Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM) has
pledged to enhance its direct
investment in the country through
subscribing in full for its entitlement
under the rights issue.
1,000 2.5 G BASE STATIONS
Dialog unveiled their 1,000th base
station at Yodakandiya. The largest and
fastest growing cellular company in the
country, Dialog’s local coverage spans
all provinces of the country. The
Company’s extensive network coverage
is a reflection of its commitment to
cater to all segments of society
regardless of demographic disparity,
which is an important part of the
Company’s corporate responsibility
philosophy.
ENTRY INTO BPO
Dialog recently launched a new
programme to provide Business
Process Outsourcing (BPO) services for
both local and international enterprises.
The programme, known as Enterprise
Contact Management (ECM), offers a
wide range of contact options including
multiple modes of Agent Voice,
Automated Voice, SMS, fax, email and
web chat.
RIGHTS ISSUE
Dialog shareholders approved a Rights
Issue worth SLR15.5 billion (RM482.1
million) which represented the singlelargest equity-raising exercise in the Sri
Lankan capital market.
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OVERVIEW
Bangladesh
TM INTERNATIONAL (BANGLADESH)
LIMITED (TMIB)
TM International (Bangladesh) Limited
(TMIB) was incorporated on 15
December 1997. TMIB operates a GSM
cellular service on the 900 and 1800
MHz frequency bands under the brand
name AKTEL. The year 2007 saw the
industry facing steep competition
amongst the six mobile operators in
Bangladesh.
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
For the year ended 31 December 2007,
TMIB recorded a gross revenue of
BDT14,390.1 million [RM718.7 million],
an increase of 9.5% from BDT13,139.6
million [RM704.3 million] achieved in
the previous financial year. This result
was achieved despite declining ARPU
brought about by the falling average
tariff from intense competition in the
industry. The increase in revenue was
mainly attributed to the increase of
1.4 million new customers in 2007
arising from various marketing
initiatives, improved network capacity
and expanded customer service
network. Nonetheless, due to a one-off
Government compensation in the third
quarter of 2007 and higher customer
acquisition cost, particularly arising
from the SIM tax subsidy, EBITDA and
PAT fell from BDT5,998.1 million
[RM321.5 million] and BDT4,333.4
million [RM232.3 million] in 2006 to
BDT4,263.7 million [RM212.9 million]
and BDT105.2 million [RM5.3 million] in
2007, respectively.
OPERATIONS
In 2007, TMIB embarked on various
marketing initiatives to create more
value for its customers. AKTEL Prepaid
attracted customers with its Phurti
Campaign, Power re-launch, recharge
bonuses and special rates from Power
and Joy. On the other hand, postpaid
solutions saw offers like BTTB FnF,
insurance and zero-line rent. AKTEL
customers also received special bundle
offers of free AKTEL PA, SMS and MMS.
For its corporate clients, AKTEL
introduced its Power Pack solution and
Corporate Messaging Platform for
additional savings. Its International
Roaming Unit also launched additional
bilateral voice roaming and GPRS
Roaming in 2007.
In terms of network capacity, TMIB had
a total of 3,905 BTSs at the end of 2007.
The Company added an impressive 1.4
million new customers to end the year
with 7.2 million customers. To meet the
demands of its growing customer base,
TMIB expanded its customer service
network to 19 walk-in Customer Care
Centres in 2007.
Boosting performance at AKTEL
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OPERATIONS
Telekom Malaysia International
(Cambodia) Company Limited (TMIC)
provides services on the GSM 900
frequency band under a 35-year cellular
concession commencing 1996 from the
Ministry of Posts and
Telecommunications. In November 2007,
TMIC launched a re-branding campaign
to introduce its identity “hello” which
will spearhead the Company’s plan to
aggressively add new business,
especially with the establishment of 500
additional base stations.
As at 31 December 2007, TMIC had a
customer base of 311,650. Prepaid
customers totalled 308,243 while
postpaid customers totalled 3,407.
TMIC’s blended ARPU is the highest
among TM International subsidiaries,
and currently stands at US$9.4 per
month.
The re-branding process was crucial as
it was a key factor in achieving TMIC’s
projected target to eventually become
the leading mobile operator in
Cambodia. The re-branding campaign
also focused on areas such as the
distribution network, customer service
quality, manpower and new brand
identity for 10 "hello point" outlets
located in Phnom Penh and the
provinces.
The Company will continue to focus on
network expansion in the year 2008. In
line with this, TMIC will execute Phase
6.1 of Project Expansion, which will give
the Company a wider coverage area
and higher quality network in the
Kingdom of Cambodia.
Cambodia
TELEKOM MALAYSIA INTERNATIONAL
(CAMBODIA) COMPANY LIMITED
(TMIC)
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
TMIC achieved a 33.7% growth in
revenue, from US$30.9 million [RM113.3
million] recorded in financial year 2006
to US$41.3 million [RM142.0 million] in
2007. The surge in revenue was the
result of a healthy 36.1% increase in its
customer base as well as high blended
ARPU, which currently stands at US$9.4
per month as compared to US$8.9 per
month in the previous year. On the back
of stronger revenue figures, EBITDA
margin stood relatively stable at 44.4%.
Profit after tax for the financial year
2007 was US$9.8 million [RM33.7
million], an increase of 46.3% from
US$6.7 million [RM24.6 million] reported
previously. The Company achieved a
Return on Total Assets (ROTA) above the
local industry rate of 15.1%.
“hello” – spearheading TMIC in Cambodia
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OVERVIEW
Pakistan
MULTINET PAKISTAN (PRIVATE)
LIMITED (MULTINET)
Multinet’s predominant area of business
is broadband connectivity. Broadband
take-up, however, has been slow in
Pakistan due to various reasons
including the availability of content and
cost of bandwidth which is more
expensive compared to other countries
in the region.
Introduced in 2002, DSL is the oldest
form of broadband connectivity in
Pakistan. Due to its long presence in
the market, it is the dominant means of
connectivity.
The year 2007 saw the incumbent
operator’s entry into the DSL market,
resulting in greater accessibility and
affordability for end users. However,
DSL cannot handle the rapidlyincreasing bandwidth and customer
numbers. This has led to an extensive
rollout of FTTH and Wireless networks.
Due to the growing market size,
problems in service delivery and
decreasing ARPUs, there has been
tremendous interest in the data delivery
business with massive WiMax rollouts in
2007.
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
For the year ended 31 December 2007,
Multinet registered total revenue and
negative EBITDA of PKR345.5 million
[RM19.6 million] and PKR13.5 million
[RM0.8 million], respectively. This
represents a 121.9% and 71.1% growth
from the results reported last year.
Loss after taxation reduced from
PKR106.4 million [RM6.4 million] in
2006 to PKR36.6 million [RM2.1 million]
recorded in 2007.
OPERATIONS
In 2007, Multinet maximised its revenue
through the development of new
product lines such as MPLS and Colocation services, aggressive customer
acquisition and retention, business
process enforcement and skill sets
enhancement. The Company is in the
final stage of completion of its 4,250
km fibre network across Pakistan
through Project Ittehad. As at 31
December 2007, 82.3% of the project
was completed. Multinet expects to
achieve 100.0% project completion in
the second quarter of 2008.
As at 31 December 2007, Multinet’s
customer base stood at 3,300 with a
majority of them being Broadband DSL
customers.
Multinet – moving broadband in Pakistan
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OVERVIEW
India’s telecom industry experienced a
healthy increase of activity in 2007. In
an effort to further open up the telecom
sector to competition, the industry saw
the emergence of Unified Access Service
Licence (UASL); Letters of Intent (LoIs)
issued to eligible licence seekers as per
the telecom policy; and spectrum
allocated to new players. The customer
gained the most as telecom services
became more affordable and innovative
offerings flooded the market. Telecom
regulations were also being developed
to ensure better service to the customer
such as the launch of National Do Not
Call registry (NDNC) – an effort to rein
in telemarketers who contact customers
using their mobile numbers. NDNC is
expected to put a stop to unwanted
telemarketing calls and thus improve
mobile customer experiences.
In 2007, wireless customers in India
reached 233.6 million, a 56.1% increase
from 149.6 million the previous year.
In December 2007, mobile phone
customers in India grew by over 8
million, making it the world’s fastestgrowing telecom market. The market
has been consistently adding more than
8 million customers every month since
July 2007. The major drivers for this
growth are low call rates (as low as
US$0.01 a minute) and cheap handsets.
Still, only about a quarter of the
population has a telephone. India had
272.9 million (23.9% of the population)
telephone users at the end of
December 2007. The government has
targetted 500 million users by 2010.
Spice is amongst the first private GSM
operators to commence operations in
India. The cellular operator provides
GSM services in Punjab and Karnataka
in the 900 MHz range. The total
spectrum allocated in Punjab and
Karnataka is 7.8 MHz and 6.2 MHz,
Spice’s successful IPO
respectively. Spice has one of the
largest roaming networks with over
450 roaming agreements with operators
worldwide.
The Company’s IPO was completed
successfully in 2007 with 37.5 times
oversubscription rate. The stock enjoys
listing status on the Bombay Stock
Exchange.
A major achievement for Spice in 2007
was the acquisition of a licence to
operate National and International Long
Distance (NLD/ILD) services in India by
the Department of Telecommunications.
This development allowed the Company
to carry both voice and data traffic
nationally and internationally.
Further, on 10 January 2008, Spice
received a Letter of Intent (LoI) for the
Award of Licence to provide Unified
Access Services (UAS) in 4 additional
circles or service areas i.e. Delhi,
Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh and
Haryana. The licences will be issued on
a non-exclusive basis subject to
compliance of the UAS Guidelines.
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
In 2007, the Company recorded total
revenue of INR10,346.3 million [RM861.3
million] compared to INR8,323.5 million
[RM670.9 million] in 2006. This
translates to a year-on-year increase of
24.3%. EBITDA saw an increase to
INR7,396.2 million [RM615.7 million] in
2007 from INR2,283.0 million [RM184.0
million] recorded in 2006. The Company
registered profit after tax of INR3,801.3
million [RM316.4 million] for the
financial year ended 31 December 2007
as compared to loss after tax of
INR245.2 million [RM19.7 million]
recorded in the previous financial year.
India
SPICE COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED
(SPICE)
Improved performance of Spice was
mainly attributed to 55.5% growth in
customer base, wider population
coverage from the increased number of
cell sites and gain on sale of
telecommunication towers.
OPERATIONS
Spice operates in two circles – Punjab
and Karnataka – which are still
undergoing network expansion. The
number of cell sites in Punjab increased
from 1,192 in December 2006 to 2,031
in December 2007, taking the
percentage of population covered to
67.0% from 50.0%. In Karnataka, the
number of cell sites increased from 838
in December 2006 to 1,632 in December
2007, taking the percentage of
population covered to 40.0% from 20.0%.
The ARPU in both Punjab and
Karnataka has decreased from INR364
and INR423 in December 2006 to
INR269 and INR260 in December 2007
respectively.
In January 2007, Spice had a total of
2.5 million customers (1.8 million in
Punjab and 0.7 million in Karnataka).
By December 2007, this number had
swelled to 3.8 million customers
(2.3 million in Punjab and 1.4 million in
Karnataka).
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International Operations
Singapore
MOBILEONE LTD (M1)
OVERVIEW
M1 is a leading mobile communications
provider in Singapore, with more than
one million customers. It provides a full
range of mobile voice and data
communications services over its
2G/3G/3.5G network.
M1 also provides international call
services to both mobile and fixed-line
customers. It has partnered operators
globally to provide its customers
coverage and roaming services in over
200 countries and territories.
With a newly-upgraded 3G network,
M1 became the first mobile operator in
Singapore to offer High Speed Downlink
Packet Access (HSDPA) in 2006 when it
launched ‘M1 Broadband’, Singapore’s
first island-wide wireless broadband
service.
M1 is listed on the Singapore Exchange
and its current major shareholders are
SunShare Investments Ltd, Keppel
Telecoms Pte Ltd and SPH Multimedia
Private Limited. As at 31 December
2007, SunShare Investments, a jointcontrolled entity between TM
International and Khazanah Nasional,
held a 29.69% equity interest in M1.
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M1 – Breaking new ground in Singapore
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
OPERATIONS
For the year ended 31 December 2007,
operating revenue increased by 3.9% to
SG$803.3 million [RM1,832.2 million]
driven by the 6.4% growth in service
revenue to SG$727.1 million [RM1,658.4
million]. Postpaid revenue and
international call revenue for the year
under review was recorded at SG$538.5
million [RM1,228.3 million] and
SG$127.1 million [RM289.9 million], and
representing a growth of 6.2% and
11.5% respectively from the previous
year. Contribution from mobile data
revenue increased from 6.3% of the
service revenue in 2006 to 8.4% in 2007.
PAT for the year increased by 4.4% to
SG$171.8 million [RM391.9 million]
while earnings per share (EPS)
improved 11.4% to 18.5 cents.
M1 recorded a 14.8% increase in its
total customer base, with 1.535 million
customers as at 31 December 2007,
comprising 856,000 postpaid customers
and 679,000 prepaid customers.
Postpaid and prepaid ARPU increased
quarter-on-quarter. Monthly postpaid
churn remained stable at 1.2%.
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For 2008, M1 expects to see sustained
growth in data traffic from M1
Broadband and mobile devices.
Apart from driving operating efficiencies,
M1 will tap on the continuing telecom
media convergence and develop new
businesses anchored on its core
competencies. To manage growing lease
circuit requirements, the Company has
started to roll out its own cellular
backhaul network.
OVERVIEW
OPERATIONS
Mobile Telecommunications Company of
Esfahan (MTCE) commenced its
operations on 24 June 2002 as the first
provider of mobile prepaid SIM cards in
Iran. The Company is licensed to
operate a GSM 900 MHz mobile
communication service with a capacity
of 35,000 customers in the Esfahan
province of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
This licence is valid for a 15-year period
commencing 19 May 2001.
In 2007, the Company continued to
focus on growing its prepaid services.
Taking advantage of its newly-installed
customer network capacity of 35,000,
the Company embarked on a marketing
drive which resulted in an increase in
its customer base from 20,459 at the
end of 2006 to 30,568 by the end of
2007. The Company operates 64 BTSs
in 12 cities within the Esfahan Province.
Iran
MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS
COMPANY OF ESFAHAN (MTCE)
The telecommunications industry in
Iran saw a major change at the start
of 2007 with the introduction of a
second nationwide mobile operator.
This introduction marked the initial
phase of Iran’s liberalisation of the
telecommunications sector, resulting in
a near doubling of mobile customers
from 15.4 million in 2006 to 27.5 million
at the end of 2007. Correspondingly, the
country’s mobile customer penetration
rate also increased from 22.2% to
39.0% during the year.
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
Despite greater competition with a
threat of declining ARPU, MTCE was
able to marginally improve its revenue
contribution to IRR45.3 billion [RM16.8
million] from IRR43.8 billion [RM17.5
million] previously recorded in 2006.
However, due to higher direct and
operational costs arising from an
enlarged network and high inflation
rate, the Company was not able to
sustain its EBITDA. Comparatively,
EBITDA decreased to IRR21.8 billion
[RM8.1 million] in 2007 from IRR27.7
billion [RM11.1 million] in the
previous year.
Moving the prepaid market in Iran
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FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
Thailand
SAMART I-MOBILE PUBLIC COMPANY
LIMITED (SIM)
In 2007, SIM recorded total revenue of
THB15.4 billion (RM1,587.4 million) a
37.3% decrease from THB24.6 billion
(RM2,370.7 million) recorded in the
previous year. The Company registered
a net profit of THB321.1 million (RM33.0
million), which was a 34.2% decrease
from the previous year’s figure of
THB488.1 million (RM47.0 million).
OPERATIONS
OVERVIEW
Samart I-Mobile Public Company
Limited (SIM), a Company listed on the
Stock Exchange of Thailand (SET), is a
majority-owned subsidiary of Samart
Corporation Public Company Limited
(Samart).
In February 2006, TM International
initiated its investment in SIM by
acquiring a direct 24.42% stake in the
Company. SIM provides wireless
information services and mobile content
in addition to distributing mobile
telephones and accessories. TM
International’s share acquisition was
completed on 27 March 2006.
In 2007, SIM saw a decrease in revenue
due to the discontinued export of
selected mobile telephone brands to a
third country. However, the Company
continued to achieve higher handset
sales for its house brand in both the
local and overseas markets. The
Company chalked up impressive sales
in Malaysia, followed by countries like
Indonesia, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and
Bangladesh.
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SIM recently underwent a business
restructuring to support its growth and
global expansion. Using the strategy of
advanced product development with new
product lines, SIM redefined the
Company and created more distinct
business groups, which consisted of the
‘i-mobile’ brand, other main mobile
brands, multimedia content and new
businesses. These initiatives further
strengthened SIM’s ability to maximise
its assets and penetrate the market for
each group.
More importantly, the introduction of
new product lines, both for mobile
phones and other communication
devices, provided customers with more
options, and attracted customers to
purchase products and goods from the
Company’s multiple channels of
distribution. The variety of
communication products on offer,
special content and applications, SIM’s
comprehensive national and regional
distribution network further
strengthened the Company’s leadership
in the Asian market.
In 2007, approximately 2.5 million Imobile handsets were sold in Thailand.
This propelled the brand to take the
number two spot in the Thai handset
market. I-mobile’s market share
increased from 28.0% in 2006 to 31.0%
in 2007.
The year 2008 will see the Company
looking towards regional market
expansion after successful penetration
in Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam,
Bangladesh, Laos, Cambodia and India.
SIM’s content business will also be
expanded regionally where I-mobile has
a strong presence, namely Malaysia,
Indonesia and Vietnam. New businesses
will be introduced to partners in order
to serve a wider customer base.
OVERVIEW
FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE
Established in 1989, Samart Corporation
Public Company Limited (Samart) is
involved in three main areas of
business:
For the year ended 31 December 2007,
Samart recorded a total revenue of
THB19.6 billion (RM2,021.0 million) and
net profit of THB573.6 million (RM59.0
million). This represents a decrease of
36.6% and 71.2%, respectively, due
mainly to the economic slowdown and
political uncertainties. However, the
Company’s performance was still
deemed satisfactory when benchmarked
against industry performance.
1. Mobile multimedia
Integrated mobile and interactive
media including infotainment, billing
systems for 1900 MHz mobile
phones as well as media production
and development.
2. ICT solutions and services
Telecommunications networks and
total ICT solutions system designed
for the government and private
sectors.
3. Technology-related businesses
Manufacture and distribution of
television and radio antennas and
satellite dishes, provision of Call
Centre services for government and
private sectors, distribution,
installation and maintenance of
Communication and Security
Systems including Total Waste
Management Solution in
Suvarnabhumi Airport, provision of
air traffic control services in
Cambodia and electric generating
supply to Kampot Cement factory in
Cambodia.
TM’s interest in Samart was formalised
on 9 June 1997. In February 2006, TM
International repositioned its business
partnership with Samart by obtaining a
direct 24.42% stake in Samart
I-Mobile Public Company Limited (SIM),
a majority-owned Samart subsidiary. As
at 31 December 2007, TM International
held a 18.97% stake in Samart.
Thailand
SAMART CORPORATION PUBLIC
COMPANY LIMITED (SAMART)
OPERATIONS
In 2007, Samart focused on internal
organisation improvement, business
restructuring, value-added services,
market channel expansion and human
capital development. The Company
developed many new business initiatives
notably its collaboration with the
National Nuclear Institute for further
investment and development in nuclear
technology, the newly-designed I-mobile
phone, ICT business realignment and
international market expansion in ICT
outsourcing, content and mobile
businesses.
A robust increase in the number of
flights in Cambodia by 16.7% in the
year under review contributed to an
encouraging growth of 15.6% in revenue
(US$20.6 million) for Air Traffic Services
Co. Ltd, a company wholly-owned by
Samart. The Company’s concession
period was extended an additional 10
years, bringing it to a total of 27 years.
Kampot Powerplant Co. Ltd. produces
electricity for Kampot Cement under a
10-year contract.
Samart – diversified communication services in
Thailand and the region
In 2008, Samart aims to achieve a
substantial revenue increase of 40.0% to
50.0% by providing products and
services that match customer needs, as
well as expanding its operations in
markets with high potential.
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TM VENTURES
CEO
TM Ventures
Ventures
TM
Portfolio of Companies and Assets
Mutiara.Com Sdn Bhd
Financial
Advisory
CEO
TM
Ventures’s
Office
MEASAT Global Bhd
Associates /
Investment
Property Development
(SBU)
Subsidiary
Management
PMO & Business
Support
Subsidiaries
VADS Berhad
KHAIRUSSALEH RAMLI
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
TM Ventures
Fiberail
Sdn Bhd
TM Info-Media
Sdn Bhd
Menara
Kuala Lumpur
Sdn Bhd
Fibrecomm
Network (M)
Sdn Bhd
Universiti
Telekom
Sdn Bhd
(Multimedia
Universiti)
Facts at a Glance
Telekom
Smart School
Sdn Bhd
TM Facilities
Sdn Bhd
TMF
Services
Sdn Bhd
Overview
TMF
Autolease
Sdn Bhd
EBITDA
TM Ventures Group was established as a
RM462.3 million + 114.6%
Strategic Business Unit in 2006 under its
PATAMI
own CEO, Khairussaleh Ramli, as part of the
recommendations of the Performance
Improvement Programme to streamline the
various business activities under one group
for better accountability and performance
and to rationalise the non-core businesses.
TM Ventures is supported by three key units
– Financial Advisory, Subsidiary Management
and Programme Management Office-cumBusiness Support.
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RM189.5 million + 247.1%
FINANCIAL OVERVIEW
For the year ending 2007, the TM
Ventures Group recorded growth of
9.2% in revenue to RM1,326.6 million
from RM1,214.5 million previously.
The Group also achieved a higher
EBITDA of RM462.3 million in 2007
which represented a significant increase
of 114.6% from the previous year’s of
RM215.4 million. This was mainly
attributable to the gain on disposal of
Wisma TM in Kuala Lumpur for RM46.0
million. PATAMI grew 247.1% from
RM54.6 million posted in 2006 to
RM189.5 million in the year under
review.
Operating costs (excluding depreciation)
increased by 14.9% to RM1,148.0 million
as compared to the previous year’s
RM999.1 million. In 2007, the Group
also spent RM141.4 million on Capex as
compared to RM302.3 million previously,
with most of the investment coming
under Property Development in respect
of the TM Annex 2 and the TM R&D
Complex as well as development of
Phase II of the Multimedia University
at Cyberjaya.
In the year under review, TM Ventures
completed four strategic initiatives
under its planned rationalisation of
non-core businesses as follows:
•
•
Disposal of its 16.2% stake in
mySpeed.com Sdn Bhd to MyEg
Services Berhad
Integration of Telekom Applied
Business Sdn Bhd (TAB) into
TM Malaysia Business
•
•
Integration of Meganet Sdn Bhd into
VADS Berhad; and
Disposal of TM Payphone Sdn Bhd
to Pernec Corporation Berhad
In 2008, in line with the demerger
exercise, TM Ventures will continue to
rationalise non-core assets, enhance
business performance of various
businesses under its stable and
reintegrate subsidiaries and affiliates to
the respective businesses under
FixedCo (TM), to support FixedCo’s
objective of creating a one-company
mindset dedicated to achieving the
excellence of a domestic champion.
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In line with its ongoing efforts to raise
service standards, MNS launched its
customer service portal to provide
customers with easy access to reports
and performance analyses. VADS was
re-certified as Cisco’s Silver Partner and
received the following awards from
CISCO in 2007:
VADS BERHAD
Managed Network Services – VADS
VADS continued to strengthen its
position as a leading Managed ICT
Services Provider focused on
empowering companies to be more
productive and efficient.
The winner of the coveted PIKOM 2007
ICT Service Provider of the Year award,
VADS provides niche offerings from its
three core business segments i.e.
Managed Network Services (MNS),
Systems Integration Services (SIS) and
Contact Centre Services (CCS).
VADS is continuing its growth
momentum by delivering healthy
revenue growth for the 16th year in a
row. VADS reached new heights when
its revenue crossed the RM500 million
mark, recording a turnover of RM523.3
million and PAT of RM54.1 million
which represented significant increases
of 42.2% and 67.0% respectively over
the previous year.
All three VADS business segments
recorded commendable performance in
2007. MNS continues to be the largest
revenue contributor for VADS with
RM263.5 million, an increase of 30.4%.
Despite a very competitive SIS market,
VADS managed to increase the revenue
from this segment to RM78.4 million as
compared to a lower RM57.6 million the
year before, an increase of 36.1%. On
the other hand, CCS maintained its past
year’s growth momentum as it
chartered a 67.3% increase in revenue
to RM181.4 million in 2007.
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2007
Revenue by Segment
2006
RM Mil
%
RM Mil
%
MNS
SIS
CCS
263.5
78.4
181.4
50.4
15.0
34.7
202.1
57.6
108.4
54.9
15.6
29.4
Total
523.3
100
368.1
100
•
To improve the liquidity of the shares
traded on Bursa Securities, the
Company, pursuant to approval by the
shareholders, undertook a share split
on the basis of 1 share of RM1.00 each
to RM0.50 each, hence increasing the
number of shares to 128,307,800 as at
October 2007. As at December 2007,
the number of shares was 128,596,800.
With improved liquidity, the market
capitalisation of the company reached
RM862 million as at end of 2007, a
more than 10-fold increase since VADS
was listed in 2002.
The Board of Directors is proposing a
final tax-exempt dividend of 13 sen per
share of RM0.50 par value, in addition
to the interim tax-exempt dividend of
17 sen per share of RM1.00 par value
already paid on 4 September 2007.
The total tax-exempt dividend in the
financial year ended 31 December 2007
was 72.0% higher than a year ago,
reflecting a more generous dividend
payout of 50.4% of PAT for the year
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compared to 47.8% in 2006. VADS’s
balance sheet was strengthened as the
net cash position rose from RM29
million last year to almost RM110
million on 31 December 2007, or 85.7
sen per share of RM0.50 par value.
MANAGED NETWORK
SERVICES (MNS)
VADS Managed Network Services,
complemented by its host of valueadded services, namely Managed
Network Data Centre, Managed
Business Internet Services, Managed
Security Services, Managed WAN
Accelerator Services (a new service
introduced in 2007) and Managed IP
Telephony, continued to successfully
serve the enterprise market. VADS
strengthened its synergistic relationship
with TM Retail by supporting the
TMPremier product, a move which saw
a significant growth in the number of
customers.
•
Outstanding Leadership in Advance
Services Sales – Top performing
partner
Outstanding Leadership in Managed
Services – 3rd consecutive year
Outstanding Leadership in Advance
Technology – Delivering the highest
contribution to Cisco Advance
Technology business
VADS acquired Meganet
Communications Sdn Bhd on 1 June
2007 for a consideration of RM8.2
million from TM and NTT
Communications Corporation of Japan.
This was to expand the MNS product
suite and strengthen its capabilities in
the provision of LAN services.
SYSTEMS INTEGRATION
SERVICES (SIS)
SIS’s forte is in Microsoft Office
Communications Server 2007 (OCS),
Servers, Managed Storage and Software
Tools.
In March 2007, as a National &
Regional Systems Integrator for
Microsoft Unified Communications,
VADS was commissioned by a US-based
multinational company to deploy the
first Unified Communications
implementation in ASEAN. The new
solution provides features such as Voice
Over IP (VoIP), instant messaging and
Web conferencing. Such capabilities
help the customer to reduce costs,
facilitate communication, increase
mobility, and accelerate productivity.
VADS’s continued efforts to fortify its
SIS capabilities were rewarded when it
received the Microsoft Gold Partner
award, IBM Platinum award and IBM
Premier Partner award in 2007.
CONTACT CENTRE SERVICES
(CCS)
2007 was a year of rapid growth for
VADS Contact Centre Services. In
January 2007, VADS was awarded an
in-sourcing contract to manage the TM
Retail Contact Centre (TMRC). This
involved the handling of TM’s inbound
and outbound calls including the
directory assistance services (103),
domestic and international assistance
services (101) and emergency services
(999), TM 100 services (Sales and
Service, Telephone Fault Management,
Credit Management (inbound and
outbound) and Telegraph), Maritime
Operator assisted service and outbound
Telemarketing which operate accross
various locations accross the country.
VADS succeeded in ensuring a
seamless transition with undisrupted
service for the TMRC services. As a
result, VADS is now the largest contact
centre service provider in Malaysia with
over 3,700 Customer Service
Representatives across 8 locations
around the country.
Setting its sights to be a regional CCS
player, VADS has been building its
capabilities and expertise to meet
international standards. VADS won
2 offshore contracts; Mobile One
(Singapore) and Linksys (USA). VADS
also tied up with AVAYA, a leading
global provider of business
communications applications, systems
and services, to offer hosted contact
centre solutions on a pay-as-you-use
basis. This is aimed at reducing
customer’s capital outlay while still
meeting their business objectives.
VADS managed contact centres received
seven CCAM (Contact Centre Association
of Malaysia) awards in 2007 while the
VADS managed Celcom Contact Centre
achieved the Customer Operations
Performance Centre (COPC) 2000
certification.
VADS is optimistic about 2008 as it is
confident that managed ICT services
will continue to be well received by
businesses that are looking to increase
their operational effectiveness and
productivity while containing costs.
VADS will continue to aggressively drive
business growth by keeping abreast of
industry and technology developments
so as to offer better innovations in
service offerings, as well as leverage on
the synergistic strengths within the TM
Group.
VADS will also continue to explore new
opportunities as it strives towards
improving its services and offerings to
meet customer expectations and the new
challenges that growth inevitably brings.
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FIBERAIL
SDN BHD
TM Ventures
Fiberail Sdn Bhd was incorporated in
1992 as a joint-venture between TM
and Keretapi Tanah Melayu Berhad
(KTM) to provide telecommunication
network-related services. In 2006,
Fiberail purchased Petrofibre Network
(M) Sdn Bhd, as a result of which, the
latter became a shareholder in Fiberail.
The acquisition was designed to bring
synergistic benefits to the parties and
to give Fiberail usage of two corridors,
namely the KTM railway corridor and
Petronas’ gas pipeline corridor.
A "carrier’s carrier", Fiberail owns
fibre-optic cable networks alongside
railway and gas pipelines. The company
provides the backbone infrastructure in
the form of dark fibre leasing,
bandwidth services, Metro Ethernet,
ancillary services and turnkey network
solutions to Telco providers, managed
network service providers, global
operators, discounted voice operators
and broadcasting operators.
Given its fibre network across the
length and breadth of the country in
both rural and urban locations, Fiberail
plays a vital role in complementing
TM Group’s efforts in supporting the
Government’s aspirations to establish
Malaysia as a global hub for
communications and multimedia.
For the financial year ended 31
December 2007, Fiberail reported
revenues of RM111.2 million,
representing a growth of 12.6%, while
PAT stood at a record RM15.0 million.
The significant growth in profit of
135.2% was mainly attributable to the
contribution from project management
services provided to MMC Gamuda Joint
Venture for the establishment of an
Electrified Double Track Project
between Ipoh and Padang Besar for
KTM Berhad. This, coupled with a
steady growth in sales from core
products mainly fibre optic core and
bandwidth, as well as other contract
services, ensured profitability.
Fiberail currently owns 140,525 km of
fibre optic core network compared with
138,293 km in the preceding year.
The network rides along KTM’s and
Petronas’ railway and gas pipeline
corridors respectively and stretches
throughout the length of the peninsular
with an additional network along the
gas pipeline corridor to the east coast.
This offers customers diversity,
resilience, and wide coverage, which is
of vital importance in the fast-expanding
telecommunications arena.
In 2006, Fiberail was granted an
extension of its operating licence
by the Malaysian Communications and
Multimedia Commission, a move which
allows the delivery of additional value to
its customers via a wider network reach
in line with the Company’s continuing
effort to extend and improve its network
coverage.
In furtherance of the objective to always
boost customer confidence and enhance
customer service, Fiberail has
implemented its ISO 9002 certification
which encompasses planning,
development, operations and
maintenance, business management
and support services of the fibre optic
network for telecommunications, as well
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as business development for new
products. Fiberail’s strict adherence to
ISO 9002 procedures ensures
consistency and customer satisfaction
at all times.
To support its growing customer base,
Fiberail has 20 operation centres
nationwide, the National Control Centre
at KTM Berhad’s hub in Kuala Lumpur
and a 24-hour Helpdesk.
The year 2007 was clearly a growth
year for Fiberail, given its sterling
performance, and the major opportunity
it secured with MMC-Gamuda Joint
Venture for the electrified doubletracking project. This is an initiative
by the Malaysian Government and KTM
Berhad under the Railway Infrastructure
Development Project to convert the
existing single-track railway
infrastructure to a modern electrified
double-tracking network which would
offer increased line speed and
throughput to Peninsular Malaysia’s
railway network. Work is in progress
and due for completion in five years.
Fiberail will also see its resilient
infrastructure and technical expertise
supporting the WiMAX rollout. Asiaspace
Sdn Bhd, one of the four companies
awarded the WiMAX licence has
selected Fiberail, together with TM, to
provide the use of a fibre-optic network
for Asiaspace’s backhaul.
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MENARA
KUALA LUMPUR
SDN BHD
The fourth tallest telecommunication
tower in the world and the tallest in
South-East Asia at 421 meters above
ground level, Menara Kuala Lumpur
offers a unique blend of culture,
adventure and nature not easily found
elsewhere in Kuala Lumpur. Situated
within the landmark Bukit Nanas Forest
Reserve, one of the oldest forest
reserves in the country, the Tower
blends into the natural surroundings
and offers splendid panoramic views to
those who venture up to the top.
Besides being a major tourist attraction,
Menara Kuala Lumpur plays a vital role
in broadcasting and telecommunications,
of which its main partners are national
broadcaster Radio Televisyen Malaysia
(RTM) and its parent company, TM.
Originally constructed to improve the
quality of telecommunications and
broadcasting transmission services in
the country, Menara Kuala Lumpur has
become a symbol of Malaysia as a
progressive regional business hub.
The number of visitors to the tower has
increased markedly from the day it was
first opened in 1996. As at December
2007, Menara Kuala Lumpur received a
total of 9,615,240 visitors. The year 2007
alone saw Menara Kuala Lumpur
receiving 765,584 visitors comprising
more than half a million foreign tourists
who came mainly from India, Japan,
United Kingdom, Hong Kong and
Australia.
For the financial year ended 31
December 2007, Menara Kuala Lumpur
recorded a revenue of RM93.3 million,
representing a growth of 5.1% over the
previous year’s of RM88.8 million, while
PAT was RM50.4 million compared to
the RM47.2 million achieved in 2006, or
an increase of 6.8%. A key factor for
the improved performance was the
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success of the international tourism
campaign under Visit Malaysia Year
2007 which saw an influx of inbound
tourists into the country.
Additionally, in conjunction with
Malaysia’s 50th Independence
Celebrations in 2007, Menara Kuala
Lumpur introduced a ‘Unity & Harmony’
theme into its promotions which
portrayed the beauty and strengths of
Malaysia through the blending of
cultures of people from different ethnic
backgrounds, traditions and religions.
These activities received widespread
coverage from both local and
international media and footage was
also viewed worldwide through the
Internet.
As an icon for Brand Malaysia,
Menara Kuala Lumpur has contributed
to the country’s international profiling by
introducing a number of signature events
which are exclusive and have proven
popular internationally. These are the
KL Tower International Jump Malaysia
and the KL Tower International Forest
Towerthon Challenge where participants
venture up the flight of 2,058 steps
ending at 382 meters above sea level.
Having played host to the KL Tower
International Jump Malaysia for the
past nine years, Menara Kuala Lumpur
has been acknowledged as the World
Basejump Centre among those seeking
adventure and thrills. The objective of
this event is not only to cater for
professional jumpers from all over the
world who relish the opportunity to
jump from tower to tower in Malaysia,
but to promote every participating tower
namely Menara Pelita (Sarawak),
Menara Tun Mustapha (Sabah),
Menara Alor Star (Kedah), Menara
Komtar (Penang), Menara Kuala Lumpur
and Menara TM (Kuala Lumpur).
Also for the first time, Menara Kuala
Lumpur was given the honour of hosting
the World Federation of Great Towers
Conference from 3-8 September 2007,
which involved participants from famous
towers all over the world. Participants
of the conference were exposed to
Malaysian culture and heritage and
made a visit to Putrajaya, the federal
administrative capital. At this conference,
Menara Kuala Lumpur recorded the
largest number of participants since the
Federation was formed in 1989, and
history was made when Eiffel Tower
was welcomed back into the Federation
during the conference.
Sometimes referred to as the ‘Tower of
Hope’, Menara Kuala Lumpur has always
played its role in Corporate Social
Responsibility. In 2007, Menara Kuala
Lumpur responded with aid to flood
victims and also organised a series of
charity activities alongside the Down
Syndrome Association and for cancer
patients at hospital paediatric wards
throughout six locations in Malaysia.
Moving forward, Menara Kuala Lumpur
will continue to focus on Culture,
Adventure and Nature (CAN). This is its
unique offering to both local and
international visitors. The tower is
expected to receive another 1.5 million
visitors in 2008.
Menara KL – providing a
‘bird’s eye view’ of famous
Malaysian hospitality
In line with the Government’s initiative
to promote Agro-Tourism, Menara
Kuala Lumpur has organised activities
with the Ministry of Agriculture, the
Malaysian Pineapple Board and RISDA,
among others, with the aim of creating
awareness among visitors to the tower
of some of Malaysia’s best agro
products that have left their mark in
the international marketplace.
In 2007, Menara Kuala Lumpur also
launched an international campaign in
search of its 10th million visitor who
stands a chance of visiting the Eiffel
Tower Paris through a collaboration
between Menara Kuala Lumpur and
Eiffel Tower as members of the World
Federation of Great Towers.
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TM INFO-MEDIA
SDN BHD
(TMIM)
TM Info-Media Sdn Bhd (TMIM) is the
publisher of the Yellow Pages, White
Pages, Malaysian Chinese Pages,
Malaysia Tourist Pages, Halal Pages, Oil
& Gas Directory and Corporate
Agriculture Pages. In 2006 the company
embarked on a business transformation
exercise involving the enhancement of
Internet Yellow Pages (IYP) features and
the revamping of several industry-based
directories to create a new look and
feel to the Yellow Pages main books.
Successful collaboration with various
government agencies and ministries
were chartered in respect of its niche
products.
Transiting into 2007, TMIM undertook to
focus on improved distribution,
marketing and sales for well-rounded
and balanced progress. New strategies
were put in place, especially in
distribution, and a more competitive and
incentive-driven sales strategy was
devised to spur sales growth. All in all,
the year 2007 was focused on
enhancing operational capabilities and
systems. With minimal capital
expenditure in 2007, together with a
well-planned and controlled operating
expenditure, TMIM registered PAT of
RM11.9 million, an increase of about
97.0% over 2006.
A stable of consumer and business directories
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Highlights of 2007 included the
introduction of a new product called the
Mini YP (Mini Yellow Pages), designed
for the consumer and positioned as a
consumer directory-in-the-car. Given its
targeted distribution strategies, Mini YP
is set to be a winning product in 2008.
The IYP has also shown improvements
in revenue and page views. Charting the
highest revenue growth rate in 2007 at
almost double the previous year, IYP is
one of TMIM’s most promising products.
The growth of IYP is indicated by a
monthly average number of visits of
more than 300,000, a five-fold increase
from the previous year. This is a result
of richer content that also includes
maps.
TMIM’s initiatives to be a broad-based
multi-channel company that offers a
comprehensive electronic and print
media solution will be fully realised in
the near to medium term. Its current
directions are to grow the traditional
business while penetrating new markets
that are technology driven such as
mobile and the Internet. YellowPost, the
Klang Valley’s Free City Paper, is one
initiative designed to ensure a positive
value chain and new marketing
platform for Yellow Pages advertisers.
Fibrecomm Network (M) Sdn Bhd was
incorporated as a joint-venture company
between a subsidiary of Celcom (M)
Bhd, Celcom Transmission (M) Sdn Bhd,
and Tenaga Nasional Bhd. Fibrecomm’s
core business is in telecommunication
network services provision with a focus
on connectivity and application services
designed to cater for the needs of
service providers. To date, Fibrecomm
has installed approximately 98,000 fibre
kilometers (running on high speed
capacity of up to 10 Gbps), that form a
unique transport and access network
throughout Peninsular Malaysia.
Fibrecomm offers a focused range of
services including dark fibre, wavelength,
bandwidth, IP, Ethernet and Co-location
services. With its full-service offerings,
Fibrecomm is well positioned to
address the needs of customers for a
reliable network performance, short
time to market, cost-effective solutions
and excellent service. In its effort to
strengthen and establish Fibrecomm as
the “network carrier of choice” in not
only Malaysia but also the region,
Fibrecomm has extended its network
reach to Thailand, Singapore and East
Malaysia.
At Fibrecomm, the company recognises
that its customers demand nothing less
than the best when it comes to
reliability of the network, product
innovations and quality service. From
time to time customer satisfaction is
measured through surveys. In this
regard, Fibrecomm was ranked first in
term of customer satisfaction based on
a survey conducted by an independent
research company in 2007.
The year 2007 was one of strong growth
for Fibrecomm which saw its financial
and market position within the industry
further strengthened. Revenue grew
from RM49.3 million to RM64.5 million,
representing a 31.0% improvement
year-on-year. In terms of profitability,
Fibrecomm reached a new milestone
with PAT at RM11.1 million, marking a
year-on-year growth of a record 576.0%.
The improved performance was
attributed not only to effective cost
management, aggressive efforts to
acquire new customers from new
markets and timely rollout of products
and services, but also from the
continued confidence of the customers
in Fibrecomm’s network and services.
FIBRECOMM
NETWORK (M)
SDN BHD
Moving forward, Fibrecomm remains
committed to boosting shareholder
value by sustaining, if not improving,
upon the growth momentum set in
motion in 2007. This will be done by
further enhancing customers’
experiences, developing people and
seizing opportunities to accelerate
growth. The Company will continue to
strive to bring state-of-the-art
technologies and solutions to the
marketplace, to live up to its core vision
which is to be the “network carrier of
choice” in Malaysia and the region.
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UNIVERSITI
TELEKOM
SDN BHD
(MULTIMEDIA
UNIVERSITY)
As the first wholly-private university to
be established in Malaysia, Multimedia
University (MMU) strives to be a worldclass academic institution in its chosen
fields of engineering, information
technology, management and
multimedia technology. The year 2007
brought outstanding successes in
MMU’s ongoing mission to position
itself as a major international institution
as it engaged within the Asia-Pacific
region across the full range of its
responsibilities, including research,
undergraduate and postgraduate
education and community services.
•
•
Student Exchange and Staff
Exchange, Proposed Joint R&D
(Qazwin Azad Islamic University, Iran)
•
Student Exchange and Staff
Exchange, Proposed Joint R&D
(Shariff University of Technology, Iran)
•
•
Faculties in MMU have also stepped up
their alliances with the best teaching
resources in the world to offer
compelling degree programmes.
Such partnerships have brought a
wealth of learning opportunities to MMU
students and enhanced the market
value of MMU degrees worldwide.
Notable partnerships initiated or
launched in the year included:
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•
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Student Exchange and Staff
Exchange, Proposed Joint R&D,
Joint Research and Seminar
Programmes (Dian Nuswantoro
University, Semarang, Indonesia)
Student Exchange and Staff
Exchange, Proposed Joint R&D,
Run IELP Programme (Lanzhou
Foreign Languages and Vocational
College, China)
Student Exchange and Staff
Exchange, Proposed Joint R&D
(Payame Noor University, Iran)
Student Exchange and Staff
Exchange, Postgraduate Scholarships,
Proposed Joint R&D (Tashkent State
Technical University, Uzbekistan)
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Student Exchange and Staff
Exchange, Proposed Joint R&D
(Taiwan University of Science and
Technology, Taiwan)
•
Student Exchange and Staff
Exchange, Proposed Joint R&D
(Al-Hosn University, UAE)
Student Exchange and Staff
Exchange, Proposed Joint R&D
(University of Science and Culture,
Iran)
MMU – establishing strong international links
Members of the Faculty and student
body also received several noteworthy
awards including:
•
•
2nd Prize - Altera InNoCom 2006.
Altera InNoCom 2006
•
Outstanding Engineering Achievement
Award (IEM)
•
18th International Invention, Innovation
and Technology Exhibition (ITEX 07).
Silver Medals
•
Flat Gain Optical
•
Best Student Chapter Website Award
for 2006. The Institution of
Engineering and Technology (Malaysia
Branch) Awards
•
IET Malaysia Leadership Award
2006/2007. The Institution of
Engineering and Technology (Malaysia
Branch) Awards
To Run IELP Programme
(Aryanpour Language Centre, Iran)
MMU graduates are renowned for their
quality, as demonstrated in their
achieving a consistently high employment
rate in industry. In the year under
review, the MMU produced a total of
461 diploma graduates, 2,603 bachelor
degree graduates, 181 master degree
graduates and 10 PhD degree
graduates. Student postgraduate
enrolment rose to 2,020. The number of
MMU students in 2007 totalled 19,464,
as compared to 19,144 in the previous
year and comprised 15,693 local
students and 3,771 international
students. The international students
came from 79 countries.
CISCO Networks Innovation Awards
2007. Best Converged Campus
Network Award. CISCO Networks
Innovation Awards 2007
•
IET Malaysia Best Student Chapter
2006/2007. The Institution of
Engineering and Technology (Malaysia
Branch) Awards
•
SoftPedia 100% Clean Awards.
SoftPedia Clean Awards
•
1st Runner-up. Agilent Malaysia
Innovator Award 2007
•
ICRC International Humanitarian Law
Moots Competition (National Level).
ICRC International Humanitarian Law
Moots Competition
•
Universiti Malaya’s (UM) Engineering
Invention ‘N’ Innovation Challenge
(EINIC) 2007 – ‘Best Postgraduate
Award’
The Ministry of Education approved
seven new courses in 2007. The new
courses include Doctor of Engineering
(Microelectronics), Doctor of Engineering
(Telecommunications), Foundation in
Engineering, Master of Computer
Science in Software Engineering and
Software Architecture, Foundation in
Information Technology, Master of
Accounting and Diploma in Business
Administration. Under the Academic
Quality Assurance, MMU promotes
public confidence that quality of
provision and standards of its academic
programmes are continually
safeguarded and enhanced. A newlyaccredited course by the National
Accreditation Board (LAN) is the MMU
Diploma in Electronic Commerce.
The year 2007 saw the Centre for
Commercialisation and Technopreneur
Development (CCTD) of MMU making a
serious commitment to infuse the
entrepreneurial spirit throughout the
MMU community. This centre also
received several noteworthy awards
which recognised innovative students
and other projects.
The year saw MMU consolidating efforts
to improve its facilities in support of the
University’s scholarly pursuits and
research activities. In October 2007,
MMU was awarded the MS ISO
9001:2000 Quality Management System
MMU – pushing quality education to new heights
for certification for both campuses in
respect of the provision of Library
Services and management of Student
Records. In achieving ISO, MMU is
better placed to be on par with other
older reputable academic institutions in
Malaysia who implemented ISO much
earlier.
Financially, MMU continues to be a
self-sustaining university and funding
for the development of the Phase II
Cyberjaya Campus came from
internally-generated funds.
On 2 January 2008, MMU appointed
Prof Dr Zaharin Yusoff as its new
President. Dr. Zaharin, a Professor
with experience in Computational
Linguistics and Artificial Intelligence,
was formerly the Dean of the College of
Graduate Studies at Universiti Tenaga
Nasional (UNITEN).
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TM Ventures
TELEKOM
SMART SCHOOL
SDN BHD
Telekom Smart School Sdn Bhd (TSS)
was established on 22 July 1999 to
develop and implement the Malaysian
Smart School pilot project in
collaboration with the Malaysian
Ministry of Education (MOE) and
Multimedia Development Corporation
(MDeC). Since the completion of the
project in December 2002, TSS, an
MSC-Status Company, has established
several key businesses in e-Education
such as web-based school applications
(eSkool - School Management System
and eLearn - Learning and Content
Management System) and content
development services, both for the
education and corporate sectors locally
and abroad.
As Malaysia’s foremost e-Education
solutions provider, TSS has completed
numerous content development projects
for the Ministry of Education (MOE),
Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE),
Multimedia College (MMC) and Brunei
Ministry of Education, amongst others.
In a sustained effort to reinforce itself
as the leading e-Learning player in the
market, TSS is also dynamically involved
in promoting its products and services
via exhibitions and seminars to targeted
audiences and collaborating with both
international and established local
partners and associates, to offer a
wider range of e-Learning products and
services.
TM Facilities Sdn Bhd (TMF), a whollyowned subsidiary of TM established in
2002, is focused on performance
improvement and transforming its
businesses into profitable entities. The
company has successfully undertaken
two phases of transformation with the
objective of streamlining its business
activities.
TMF is the holding company of two
wholly-owned subsidiaries, namely TMF
Autolease Sdn Bhd (TMFA) and TMF
Services Sdn Bhd (TMFS). TMFA
provides auto-leasing and vehiclerelated business, whilst TMFS provides
facilities management services to TM
Group.
For the financial year ended 31
December 2007, TMF Group recorded
total revenue of RM237.6 million and
PAT of RM29.9 million. The main
contributor to revenue was TMFS
(72.0%) and TMFA (24.9%).
The Group will continue to remain
focussed on creating wealth and
enhancing its shareholder value by
providing better quality services and
delivering operational efficiencies.
Malaysia Business remains the major
TMFA customer with 3,966 units leased,
or 70%, while the remaining units are
leased to related subsidiaries of TM.
TM FACILITIES
SDN BHD
In pursuit of quality, TMFA in 2007
conducted several quality programmes
for its customers including safe driving.
It also scored 88.5% in a Customer
Satisfaction Index (CSI) based on a
study completed in October 2007.
For the financial year ended 31
December 2007, TMFA registered a
revenue of RM59.1 million. With
operating costs at RM27.8 million, the
PAT recorded was RM22.6 million. Most
of the revenue or 99.0% was derived
from the Management and Maintenance
Package (MMP) fee for TM vehicles.
As for prospects in 2008, stakeholders
will be assured of further improvements
in performance and positive growth in
shareholder value as TMFA strives to
continue providing greater efficiency in
its services to the TM Group.
Widening the Smart School curriculum in schools
TMF AUTOLEASE SDN BHD
TMF Autolease Sdn Bhd (TMFA)
oversees the fleet management of TM
Group nationwide. The key tasks are to
ensure all vehicles are roadworthy,
utilised optimally and available at all
times for the purpose of business
operations and support. As at 31
December 2007, the total number of
vehicles stood at 5,478 units with
various makes and models ranging from
utility vans, saloon cars, four-wheel
drives and lorries. Besides its fleet,
TMFA manages a total of seven zone
offices and 30 service outlets
nationwide.
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Property Development division or PD,
the in-house adviser on land and
building matters, manages TM’s land
bank and assets. PD contributes to the
Company’s bottom line by ‘unlocking’
TM’s idle land bank through disposal or
development of identified parcels of
land jointly with reputable developers.
As the custodian of all TM’s nonnetwork assets, PD is also responsible
for property and land administration of
these assets. Apart from creating value
from the land bank, PD also proposes
cost-savings options particularly in
respect of utilities consumption and
related property taxes.
TM Resort Cameron Highlands
TMF SERVICES SDN BHD
TMF Services Sdn Bhd (TMFS) provides
services in relation to the daily
operations and maintenance services for
all TM facilities and installations
nationwide, which include exchanges,
telecommunication towers, masts, office
buildings, AC & DC, generators, hill
stations, cabins, retail outlets, museums,
warehouses, staff quarters, multimedia
colleges and resorts. TMFS comprises
two primary units – the Operations &
Maintenance Unit, responsible for daily
operations, and the Project Management
& Consultancy Unit, which is involved in
project-related activities.
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Throughout 2007, TMFS has taken
various measures in improving service
quality to customers. This was reflected
in a significant improvement in its
Customer Satisfaction Index of 92.4%,
whereas power availability remained at
a high level of 99.9%. In 2007, TMFS
completed the EMS ISO 14001 and QMS
ISO 9001:2000 exercise, as well as
conducted a quality programme based
on the 5S (Sort, Set in order, Shine,
Standardise and Sustain).
In 2007, TMFS also constructed a total
of 20 telecommunication towers worth
RM15 million for the Malaysian
Communication and Multimedia
Commission (MCMC) in respect of its
Universal Service Provision (USP)
project along the East West Highway
which is aimed at providing seamless
network coverage along the highway.
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For the financial year ended 31
December 2007, TMFS registered a
revenue of RM171.0 million and PAT of
RM5.5 million. A total of RM147.3
million or 86.1% of the revenue was
generated from Comprehensive
Facilities Management services
rendered to TM, whilst the rest came
from requested services, including
project management fees.
In 2008, TMFS will continue to enhance
its operating efficiencies and improve
the quality of its services to the TM
Group.
disposed of, and the remaining jointly
developed with partners over periods
ranging from three to seven years.
In 2008, PD will continue on the
initiatives to ‘unlock’ TM’s Group land
bank. Another key objective for 2008
would be the securitisation of nonnetwork assets, which is in line with
TM’s rationalisation exercise.
PROPERTY
DEVELOPMENT
In 2007, PD contributed savings of
RM5.1 million in reduction of land lease
expenses. In line with TM’s objective to
‘unlock‘ value of non-core assets, PD
also concluded the sale of Wisma TM in
Kuala Lumpur to Pesuruhjaya Tanah
Persekutuan for a purchase
consideration of RM70 million. To date,
PD has successfully unlocked over 1,694
acres of land, of which 56 acres were
Enhancing value of TM’s landbanks
On 14 August 2007, in line with
continued rationalisation of non-core
assets, TM entered into a Sale and
Purchase Agreement to dispose its
entire equity interest in its whollyowned subsidiary, TM Payphone Sdn
Bhd (TM Payphone), to Pernec
Corporation Berhad (Pernec), for a total
consideration of RM22.0 million. The
divestment which was completed on
31 December 2007 supports the
strategic intention of TM to focus on its
role as mainstream network facility and
service provider. TM Payphone ceased
to be a subsidiary of TM, effective from
1 January 2008 and is now whollyowned by Pernec.
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SDN BHD
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International & Domestic
Infrastructure & Trunk Fibre Optic Network
Intelsat (IOR)
Thai Com5
Measat-1 & Measat-3
60E 62E 64E
78.5E
91.5E
Thai Com1A
120E
ASIASAT 4
122.2E
JCSAT3
128E
Kangar
To Europe,
Middle East
& South Asia
FLAG
SEA-ME-WE-3
SAT-3/WASC/SAFE
To Africa,
India & Europe
Palapa C2
113E
Bkt. Kayu Hitam
Alor Star
Bedong
Sg.
Petani
Kuala Muda
Penang
Bayan Baru
Pasir Mas
Kota Bharu
Banting
Kota Kinabalu
Kulim
Sg. Jaya
Kinarut
Kuala Krai
K. Terengganu
Labuan
Padang Hiliran
Taiping
Dungun
Sitiawan
Ipoh
Kijal
Tg. Malim
Rawang
Beserah
Klang
Cyberjaya
APCN2
Temerloh
Kuantan
Seremban
Segamat
Legends
Port Dickson
SEA-ME-WE-4
APCN
Melaka
To Europe, Middle East & South Asia
DMCS
Bintulu
Cherating
Kuala
Lumpur
Shah Alam
Miri
To ASEAN,
Asia Pacific & USA
Kluang
Muar
Mersing
To ASEAN,
Asia Pacific,
Oceania & USA
SEA-ME-WE-3
Kuching
Trunk cable
Satellite
Malaysian domestic
submarine cable
system (MDSCS)
Earth Station
To Indonesia
Batu Pahat
Kota Tinggi
Fibrecomm
Fiberail
Skudai
Johor
Bahru
BRCS
To Indonesia
4 International cable
landing stations
7 Domestic cable
landing stations
Trunk nodes
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OUTLOOK 2008
The prospect of an economic slowdown in the US
marked by a falling US dollar and continuing high
oil and commodity prices have begun to temper
growth prospects for 2008. The exposure to the
sub-prime market for American financial
institutions and its concomitant impact on the US
economy is further exarcebated by the challenge
of maintaining a high current account deficit. It is
expected that global growth will trend downwards
from 3.6% in 2007 to 3.3% in 2008 (Source: World
Bank). Meanwhile, a falling US dollar will
potentially result in lower margins for some of the
export-led Asian and other emerging economies
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(outside of pegged exchange-rate countries),
thereby impacting regional and global growth
prospects. Such economies can be expected to
quickly diversify their markets from the US to
Europe and elsewhere, as evident in the decline of
the US’s share of world imports from 19.0% in
2000 to 14.0% in 2007.
Continuing high oil prices reinforced by high
commodity prices as well as rising food costs
globally can also be expected to increase input
costs across all industries. The potential impact of
all these factors could result in a re-rating of risk
leading to a slowdown in investments and a drop
in consumer spending in certain markets.
TELECOMS OUTLOOK 2008
A critical measure of the development
of any economy is the usage of
telecommunication services in that
country. Telecom services can be said
to have a symbiotic relationship with
the economic conditions in a particular
country. While the growth in any
economy is a causal factor for the
increasing penetration of telecom
services, given increasing disposable
incomes to buy telecom services, the
pervasiveness of telecom services is in
itself a contributor to GDP growth by
increasing the efficiency and productivity
of transactions and business processes.
US
Japan
Vietnam
Thailand
Western Europe
Euro Region
US
Japan
Vietnam
Thailand
Sri Lanka
South Korea
Singapore
Pakistan
Malaysia
Indonesia
India
China
Cambodia
Bangladesh
0.0%
0.0%
Sri Lanka
2.0%
20.0%
South Korea
4.0%
40.0%
Singapore
6.0%
60.0%
Pakistan
8.0%
80.0%
Malaysia
10.0%
100.0%
Indonesia
12.0%
120.0%
India
14.0%
2007 End Mobile Penetration (estimated)
140.0%
China
2007 GDP GROWTH
Chart 2: Estimated Mobile Penetration end 2007: Select Countries in Asia Pacific,
Europe and the US
Cambodia
Chart 1: GDP Growth Rates in 2007 (Estimates): Select Countries in Asia Pacific, Europe and the US
some form of Internet connectivity,
including dial-up and broadband. The
key challenge would be to extend the
mobile connectivity to more than 50.0%
and 85.0% of global unconnected
mobile and Internet populations
respectively.
Critical to the growth of the global
economy would be therefore the ability
to bridge the "connectivity divide". The
global mobile customer base has
reached around 3 billion by the end of
2007 with about 1 billion people
connected through home or office to
Bangladesh
The global economy saw growth in nearly all the
major regions in 2007. China continued to be a
growth engine for the Asia Pacific region, with its
healthy growth rate of over 11.0% in 2007, while
India, the second most-populous country, trailed
behind with growth of over 9.0%. Malaysia itself
recorded a robust 6.1% growth in 2007.
However, the risks of a global economic
slowdown should be looked at in the
context of growth drivers in the
emerging markets. For a number of
emerging markets, growth is led by
endogenous factors (especially India, but
also for Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia
and Vietnam). While ostensibly China
can be expected to be impacted, given
its status as the world’s largest
exporter, the risks are likely to be
mitigated by strong domestic demand.
The emerging markets led by China and
India would be the key demand centres
and a key focus of investments and
growth for multinational and domestic
firms, as witnessed recently by
Vodafone’s buyout of Hutchison’s mobile
play in India. The World Bank, for
example, remains optimistic in its
estimates of GDP growth for developing
countries which is 7.1% in 2008, as
compared to 2.2% for high-income
countries. Moreover, non-traditional
markets are now emerging as a key
source of investment and capital both
through the private sector, and
increasingly, through sovereign funds.
Australia
Comparatively, the year witnessed 2.6% growth in
Europe, 2.1% in the United States and 1.9% in
Japan. That economic growth continued to come
primarily from emerging markets can be reinforced
by a comparison of stock market indices globally.
The S&P and the NASDAQ Composite indices
improved by 4.8% and 10.6% respectively compared
to more than 90.0% gains for the Shanghai stock
market, and an average of over 40.0% for most of
the other emerging markets.
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Source: Company 3rd Quarter 2007 results and F&S estimates
From Chart 2, it is apparent that mobile
penetration growth was driven by Asian
economies in 2007. Going forward, a
critical aspect of the growth momentum
would be the application of business
models focusing on a scale strategy (in
contrast to market skimming) which
would mean lower end-user prices,
sharing of infrastructure and in certain
cases, sharing of end-user terminals.
The liberalisation of the telecoms sector
has enabled market forces to derive
optimal business models depending
upon the socio-economic conditions in a
said market to inevitably diffuse
technologies in the country. Playing on
the Bottom of the Pyramid strategies in
India, for example, meant that while a
mobile call at US 1 cent a minute is
probably the cheapest in the world, the
market is the fastest growing (adding
around 5-6 million customers a month)
and the players remain profitable.
The hunt for the next 500 million
subscribers in the Asia-Pacific region
would require innovative market
penetration strategies in all emerging
markets. Telecom service providers will
need to figure out different ways to
connect the unconnected at increasingly
lower price points. This will involve both
community level connectivity (e.g. a
small village with one wireless based
voice and or data connectivity) as well
as concomitant pressure on vendors to
continuously reduce equipment prices.
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Chart 3: Change in Mobile Penetration (2007-2011): Select Countries in Asia Pacific,
Europe and the US
Western Europe
Australia
US
Bangladesh
Cambodia
Japan
China
2007 End Mobile
Penetration (estimated)
Vietnam
India
2011 End Mobile
Penetration (estimated)
Thailand
Indonesia
Sri Lanka
Malaysia
South Korea
Pakistan
Singapore
Source: F&S Analysis
The South Asian markets have one of
the lowest broadband penetrations in
the region with India having a total of
about 2.3 million subscribers and the
rest of the countries having penetration
rates of under 1.0%. The South-East
Asian and South Asian markets are ripe
for double-digit growth rates in their
broadband subscriber base for the next
few years.
2007 End Broadband Penetration (estimated)
35.0%
30.0%
25.0%
20.0%
15.0%
10.0%
5.0%
Source: F&S Analysis
The global Shared Services and
Outsourcing (SSO) market is estimated
to be valued at around US$ 930 billion
in 2006 and is projected to reach US$
1,430 billion by 2009, growing at a
compound annual growth rate or CAGR
of 15.0%. Offshore SSO activity (defined
here as including in-sourcing and outsourcing) constituted around just 10% of
the total pie, and is expected to grow at
double the rate for the SSO industry.
The key drivers for SSO have continued
to be cost benefits through
Western Europe
US
Japan
Vietnam
Thailand
South Korea
Singapore
Pakistan
Malaysia
Indonesia
China
India
0.0%
Cambodia
The global broadband access market
stood at about 330 million subscribers
at the end of the third quarter of 2007.
The Asia-Pacific region accounted for
about 125 million subscribers at the
end of the same period. The biggest
markets in Asia include China with
about 63 million lines, Japan with 28
million and South Korea with 14 million
lines. The South-East Asian market is
still in broadband infancy with Malaysia,
currently the largest market, registering
around 1.2 million subscribers and the
rest of the countries in the region with
broadband subscriber bases of less
than one million. The broadband market
is being driven globally by changing
consumption and lifestyle patterns on
the one hand, and productivity
enhancements to businesses
consequent to high access Internet
services on the other.
Chart 4: Estimated Broad Mobile Penetration end 2007: Select Countries in Asia
Pacific, Europe and the US
Bangladesh
More developed markets in the region
(including Malaysia) would see higher
penetration of data specific technologies
(3G and HSPA in the wireless space,
potential fibre rollout in the fixed space)
to provide the infrastructure and an
inevitable doubling of bandwidth yearon-year usage by the consumers (driven
by growth in the Peer to Peer or P2P
While the monetisation end-game of a
variety of newer services (e.g. mobile
TV, IPTV etc.) is still uncertain, given
the twin imperatives of competition and
the reality of no alternatives, telecom
service providers will inevitably go on
upgrading their last-mile access
speeds. The expectation is that an
availability of infrastructure would drive
the growth of traffic and help deliver
value for infrastructure providers.
that the total fixed line subscriber base
would remain stable regionally and
globally, for the next few years.
Australia
traffic along with the various Web 2.0
based video streams). 2008 will also
see the provision of converged services
so as to offer enhanced functionality
through service blending – by blending
voice, video, data and wireless
technologies.
For provision of broadband access, the
emerging markets would see a greater
usage of mature technologies of the
xDSL kind given the rapid equipment
commoditisation advantages; in some
markets, however, wireless connectivity
through both GPRS/HSPA and or any of
the WiMAX flavours could be used to
bridge the gap.
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Sri Lanka
Business
standardisation, leveraging of scale
benefits, and cost arbitrage in countries
like India, China and Malaysia. Other
benefits include the ability to free up
management time to allow companies
to focus on their core competencies,
the drive for more business innovation
even in non-core areas and the ability
to reap benefits from standardisation
and resulting efficiencies. All of this has
encouraged large corporations to
explore further expansion of their
current SSO operations.
Chart 5: Global SSO Spend across the various Industry Verticals (2006 and 2009)
Spend on SSO by Vertical ($bn)
SSO Revenue
1,500
The fixed line market on the other hand
has been stagnant over the last two
years globally at around 1.25 billion
subscribers. The Asia-Pacific region
accounts for about 500 million
subscribers although the rate has been
growing at less than 4.0% annually. The
market growth had been primarily led
by China although there are signs of a
slowdown there as well. Not much
growth has been evident in the SouthEast Asian and South Asian markets.
Nevertheless, the mobile substitution of
fixed has been to a certain extent
tempered due to the growth of the fixed
broadband market. It is thus expected
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900
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300
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FMCG Retail
Technology
T&L
E&M
Energy
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MARKETS OUTLOOK 2008
The South-East Asian region is a mix of
more developed countries like
Singapore and just emerging economies
like Cambodia and Laos. The disparity
in economic development across the
region can be seen in mobile
penetration rate comparisons – above
100.0% in the case of Singapore and
less than 10.0% in the case of Laos.
The Singapore economy maintained its
robust expansion, growing in excess of
7.0% in 2007. Robust growth was
recorded across most industries notably
in the non-IT industries and asset
market-related activities. Looking
ahead, the Monetary Authority of
Singapore (MAS) expects the economy
to continue to expand in 2008, albeit at
a more moderate pace. Strong domestic
demand and improved prospects for
trade in the Asian region will continue
to provide support and drive GDP
growth at a medium-term potential rate
of 4.5% to 6.5% in 2008.
BFSI
0
2006
Healthcare
In summary, it is expected that the
prospect of a global slowdown
consequent to the economic challenges
faced in late 2007/early 2008 in the
United States will be tempered by high
expectations of sustained growth in the
Asian economies. Led by China,
followed by economies like India, and
other emerging markets such as
Vietnam, Asian economies will continue
to realise their growth potential. Such
growth will also have positive impact on
prospects for the telecommunications
sector especially in the mobile and
broadband sectors.
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With a penetration rate in excess of
110.0%, the mobile services market in
Singapore can be considered as one of
the most saturated markets in the
region. The mobile subscriber base in
Singapore is expected to grow at a
CAGR of 7.4% between 2006 and 2011
on account of demand emanating from
the prepaid segment which caters to
the lower-end market as well as the
foreign-worker population.
The Malaysian economy expanded by
around 6.1% in 2007. On the supply
side, the growth was attributed to the
expanding services and manufacturing
sectors. Robust domestic demand and a
projected improvement in exports of
electrical goods are expected to sustain
the economy’s momentum into 2008.
Consumer spending will again be the
main driver of growth, supported by
expected increases in incomes. The
Malaysian government budget
announced in September 2007 is based
on expectations of 6.0% to 6.5% growth
in 2008.
With a mobile penetration in excess of
80.0%, the mobile market in Malaysia is
maturing. It is expected that the total
mobile subscriber market will sustain
positive growth to reach 27.5 million
subscribers by 2011 growing at a CAGR
of 7.1% between 2006 and 2011. In line
with impending market saturation, the
mobile market is already showing signs
of slow down in growth.
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On the back of strong exports and
higher consumer spending, the
Indonesian economy continued to gain
momentum in 2007 to register a growth
in excess of 6.0% – its best
performance since the Asian financial
crisis of 1997. The growth was mainly
supported by private consumption
expenditure and a rapid expansion in
net exports. Bank Indonesia recently
revised its projection for GDP growth
from 6.5% to 7.0% for 2008 in line with
anticipated export gains from rising
commodity prices and increased
Government spending on infrastructure
such as roads and ports.
Indonesia is one of the fastest-growing
mobile markets in the South-East Asian
region. The local mobile market
comprises predominantly prepaid users,
which accounted for approximately
96.0% of its total subscriber base as at
the third quarter of 2007. Due to the
disproportionately large prepaid segment
and high price sensitivity, the ARPU in
Indonesia is among the lowest in the
region. However, mobile penetration is
expected to reach about 67.0% by 2011,
and will account for a staggering 175
million subscribers.
According to the Cambodian Ministry of
Economy and Finance, the economy is
estimated to have grown by 8.5% in
2007. Growth was expected to be lower
than 2006 due mainly to the expected
slowdown in the manufacturing of
garments attributable to increased
competition from other producers,
including Vietnam, which was inducted
into the World Trade Organisation in
January 2007. For 2008, the Ministry of
Economy and Finance projects a GDP
growth of 7.0%.
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Review & Outlook
Cambodia is another fast-growing
mobile market in South-East Asia,
having registered phenomenal CAGR of
36.6% between 2003 and 2006. At the
end of 2007, its subscriber base was
about 2.4 million, with a corresponding
mobile penetration rate of 17.2%. The
local mobile market comprised
predominantly prepaid users, which
accounted for close to 90.0% of its total
subscriber base in 2006. The
Cambodian mobile market is expected
to achieve a penetration rate of around
38.0% by 2011 which will be accounted
by about 6 million subscribers.
The prognosis for the rest of SouthEast Asia remains positive. In particular,
Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines
can expect their mobile and broadband
markets to grow at double-digit rates in
2008 and beyond.
SOUTH ASIAN MARKETS
OUTLOOK 2008
Indian currency vis-à-vis the US dollar
may also make Indian exports less
competitive. While overall economic
fundamentals look strong, India needs
to remove infrastructure bottlenecks to
fully realise its growth potential.
India’s mobile industry is fast rising,
with subscribers growing at a CAGR of
over 73.7% between 2003 and 2006. The
mobile subscriber base is expected to
grow at a reduced CAGR of 28.1% from
2006 to 2011. A penetration of 44.2% is
expected by 2011 leading the subscriber
base to touch more than 500 million.
GSM is the most widely-used standard,
accounting for more than 70.0% of total
subscribers as at the end of 2006. The
Indian mobile market comprised
predominantly prepaid users, which
accounted for more than 85.0% of the
total subscriber base. Due to the
disproportionately large prepaid
segment and their high price sensitivity,
the ARPU in India is around US$7.
South Asia with a population in excess
of 1.5 billion has been one of the
fastest growing mobile markets in the
world, having recorded more than 6.0%
economic growth in 2007. Given its
sheer size, South Asia’s telecoms
industry for both fixed and mobile
sectors can only be expected to grow in
2008 and beyond.
The Sri Lankan economy continued its
upward trend, registering growth of
more than 6.0% in 2007. The growth is
mainly attributed to value-added
agricultural products such as rubber
and livestock. Growth from the service
sector was attributed mostly to
wholesale and retail trade. The
economy is expected to expand by
another 6.0% in 2008.
India, the largest South Asian market,
achieved economic growth in excess of
9.0% in 2007. Most of the growth came
from the services and manufacturing
sectors. It is expected that the growth
may marginally slip to 8.0% in 2008 on
the back of higher interest rates which
could adversely impact consumer
spending. The rapid appreciation of the
The mobile market in Sri Lanka has
expanded very rapidly as a result of
significant foreign investments in the
telecommunications sector. The current
penetration rate in Sri Lanka is around
27.0% and this is expected to grow to
around 69.0% by 2011. The total
subscriber base is 15 million mobile
subscribers and the positive outlook is
expected to be driven by its large
addressable market, increased
affordability of prepaid plans and a
conducive regulatory environment for
telecommunications operators. The Sri
Lankan mobile market is largely
dominated by the prepaid segment, with
prepaid subscribers accounting for more
than 90.0% of total subscriber base.
The Bangladesh GDP grew by 6.5% in
2007. Overall, the economic performance
continued to remain strong, driven by
improved domestic and external demand.
The growth was fuelled by a dynamic
garment sector, acceleration in private
consumption, and a record increase in
overseas workers’ remittances. In the
current year, GDP growth is forecast to
be below 6.0%, partly as a result of a
number of natural disasters that have
affected the country recently.
The mobile industry in Bangladesh has
been witnessing year-on-year growth of
well over 100.0% in the past few years.
The market has grown at a rapid pace
of 113.1% CAGR between 2003 and
2006. At a penetration rate of 20.9%,
there still remains room for growth
considering its population size and
economic growth. The mobile market
comprised predominantly prepaid users,
which accounted for approximately
94.2% of the total subscriber base in
2006. Due to the disproportionately
large prepaid segment and high price
sensitivity, the ARPU in Bangladesh was
among the lowest at US$5. The number
of mobile subscribers in Bangladesh is
expected to reach 58.8 million by 2011
as it achieves a CAGR of 22.5%, bringing
the mobile penetration rate to 36.0%.
The economy of Pakistan is expected to
grow slightly below 7.0% in 2007. The
growth came from the industrial and
services sectors. The outlook for 2008
remains positive although there is some
risk from political instability and
anticipated slowdown in the
manufacturing sector.
The mobile subscriber base in Pakistan
is expected to grow at a CAGR of 26.8%
from 2006 to 2011, to achieve a
penetration of 63.9% accounted by
around 112 million subscribers.
Subscriber growth rate is likely to slow
down as the market saturates. However
factors such as expansion of rural
market coverage, increasing competition
and innovative cellular service
packages, acceleration of fixed-tomobile substitution, and lower costs of
entry level handsets are likely to
stimulate growth.
OTHER EMERGING MARKETS
OUTLOOK 2008
While most of the South-East and
South Asian markets have seen a huge
growth in their telecoms sectors in the
past few years, it is expected that West
and Central Asia can be new engines of
growth going forward. Countries like
Iran, Iraq, Jordan, and Lebanon in West
Asia and Kazakhstan and others in
Central Asia present huge untapped
potential, particularly in the mobile
telephony sector, given existing levels of
mobile penetration.
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Key
Initiatives
Asian Economies and the Telecommunications Sector:
Review & Outlook
Taking Iran as an example, the Iranian
economy expanded by around 5.4% in
2007. Economic growth is expected to
taper slightly in 2008 as incremental oil
revenues may not be as high as in
2007. The Iranian mobile market is still
in an early growth stage, with a mobile
penetration of approximately 30.0% as
at 30 June 2007. The mobile subscriber
base in Iran is expected to grow at a
CAGR of 27.2% from 2006 to 2011, and
reach a penetration rate of 61.9% to
46.6 million subscribers by 2011.
Factors such as network coverage
expansion, the acceleration of fixed-tomobile substitution, increasing
competition, the introduction of
innovative cellular service packages and
the anticipation of a third national
service provider in 2008 are likely to
encourage further growth.
CONCLUSION
Asian markets offer an eclectic mix of
technologically-advanced markets like
Japan and South Korea, top performers
like India and China and infant markets
like Cambodia and Laos. There is tacit
agreement amongst the governments
and the private sector that bridging the
connectivity gap is not only desirable
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but can provide significant impetus to
economic growth. Maturing individual
markets in the region are driving
industry players to achieve global
economies of scale by diversifying their
mobile asset base across the region.
Beyond mobile services, high-speed
broadband or HSBB is the other major
growth area in Asia where broadband
penetration rates vary considerably.
Generally, across Asia, broadband
penetration rates are significantly lower
than mobile penetration; and as the
economies in Asia grow, there would be
an increased demand for high-speed
Internet connectivity. The broadband
rollouts will see a mix of fixed (which
will offer high-speed access) and
wireless technologies (to fill gaps and
cover under-served areas) playing to
their individual strengths. A broadband
revolution is on the cusp of replicating
the mobile revolution of the last few
years in Asia.
Overall, Asian markets with their growing
populations and fuelled by growing
consumer appetite for telecoms, will
provide the scale and scope for not only
industry growth but GDP growth as
well. For sure, the global future
telecoms market belongs to Asia.
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BUILDING ENDURING
CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIPS
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FOSTERING A NATION
THROUGH CAPACITY BUILDING
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GEARING HUMAN CAPITAL
TOWARDS BUSINESS
EXCELLENCE
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BUILDING CAPABILITIES
THROUGH DEVELOPMENT
AND LEARNING
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TOWARDS GREATER INNOVATION
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OCCUPATIONAL
SAFETY, HEALTH AND
ENVIRONMENT (OSHE)
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CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY
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Sustaining Life
The Paua shell’s primary significance is not beauty but
safety. Growing as the Paua reaches maturity it offers the
otherwise vulnerable creature shelter from harsh
conditions of the ocean as well as protection from
numerous predators. Its natural design allows it a
modicum of mobility as well. The shell is also highly
durable as it can withstand constant wear and impact.
Thus the true value of the shell is the preservation of life.
Securing Destiny
Although TM plays a leading role in propelling people
towards a knowledge-based future, we have never forgotten
our primary objective of Helping People Lead Better Lives.
This we do not only in our country of domicile but also
wherever we operate. Regionally, as well as locally, our
extensive Corporate Responsibility efforts are delivered on
a variety of platforms – Education, Sports, Nation &
Community Building, and Humanitarian Aid. It is our hope
that we respond to the needs of local communities
wherever we are, so that we help secure their destinies.
Customer Relationships
Building Enduring
Key
Initiatives
Facts at a Glance
• 103 TMpoint outlets
• 12 TMpoint transformed as
One-Stop Service Centres
• 29 e-Kiosks
• 2 Drive-Thru TMpoint facilities
• TM Online Customer
Self-service Portal
• Single Number Access
for call centres
In today’s highly-competitive environment, customer relationship management or CRM is no longer a
catch-phrase; it has become a necessary strategy that is widely adopted across industries. In the
communications sector as with other industries, customers are the lifeblood of an organisation and efforts
are geared towards building enduring and mutually-satisfying customer relationships based on trust. This
is what TM believes in and strives for.
Each customer is unique, with different needs and expectations. Thus, our integrated and evolving CRM
programme is focused on garnering customer insights and using the intelligence gained to better
understand customers and meet their needs.
As part of the TM transformation exercise, CRM within the Group has evolved toward a more holistic
approach that strives to make customer centricity a reality. Over the years, the Group has focused its
energies and merged the effective deployment of appropriate strategies, processes, people and systems in
acquiring, satisfying and retaining customers.
CONTINUOUS COMMITMENT TOWARD CUSTOMER CENTRICITY
As the Group moves ahead towards becoming the communications company of choice, one of the key
aims of its CRM programme is to know, identify and target valued customers, generate quality sales
leads, plan and implement marketing campaigns with clear goals and objectives that are aligned with
enhancing customer relationships. At the same time, the programme aims to provide a better experience
for the customer-in service interactions at the frontline. Notable CRM programmes implemented in 2007
are iCARE (Integrated Customer Allied Relationship System), TMOnline (customer self-service portal), Single
Number Access (100) for call centres and New Payment Collection Systems at TMPoints.
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An integrated programme with farreaching benefits, the iCARE project
was implemented in three phases from
May 2005. The system for Phase 1 was
completed in December 2006 while the
second and third phases were
completed in April and October 2007
respectively.
Specifically, iCARE provides TM with a
fully-integrated CRM programme to
better serve its wide base of customers
and to transform the entire customer
value chain based on global best
practices, guidelines and business
processes.
The full deployment of iCARE will bring
improvements in operational
effectiveness while enhancing a
customer’s experience when in contact
with TM. Customer interaction points
now have the same 360-degree view of
the customer across departments,
enabling a consistent reponse and
attention to the customer’s requests.
In call centres, the Integrated Customer
Interaction capabilities and Workforce
Scheduling have resulted in improved
efficiency in call handling. The Quality
Management Assignment System
monitors the quality of customer
interactions resulting in improved
management of customer interactions.
Building relationships with customers
At the back office, the introduction of
Field Service Workforce Scheduling and
end-to-end visibility of order status has
enabled tracking of the effectiveness of
delivery service fulfilment and service
restoration which is vital to customer
satisfaction. With this new system, the
most updated customer information is
available to the field-force which
enables them to address and resolve
customers’ complaints quickly.
The enhancement of the Sales Force
Automation or SFA system was
completed in December 2005, enabling
sales personnel with the ability to
access real-time customer information
to pursue sales leads and conclude
transactions effectively. They are now
able to proactively identify valuable
prospects and target them with sales
efforts and campaigns to generate
greater returns. The SFA system also
comes equipped with a Marketing
Encyclopaedia, which includes a product
library with information on all TM’s
products and services.
In an effort to better understand the
customer and equip the sales force with
the intelligence needed to better service
customers, the Business Intelligence
Unit has continued with the second
season of its RM1 Million Reward
Programme, a Group-wide initiative to
enrich the customer profile data.
Launched on 25 May 2007, the target
population was TM Fixed, Celcom and
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Key
Initiatives
Building Enduring Customer Relationships
TM Net customers. The campaign was
successfully run and concluded on
31 December 2007 with a total of
1,163,821 application forms from
customers.
Celcom and TM Net) on 22 May 2007.
With this streamlining, customers have
simpler and faster access to all
services within the TM Group.
SNA Number
The valuable customer insights generated
coupled with the Business Analytics tools
of iCARE will enable TM to conduct more
effective and targeted marketing
campaigns specific to customers’ needs
while improving customer retention
through predictive churn analysis.
ENHANCING CUSTOMER
CONTACT POINTS
The Call Centre Rationalisation
programme has achieved economies of
scale and effective management control
over business process and human
capital utilisation improvements while
enhancing the skill levels of customer
service representatives.
A key initiative to improving customer
service and operational effectiveness
was the transformation, rationalisation
and consolidation of the call centre
network. The physical relocation of
19 centres to four strategic locations,
namely in Kuala Lumpur, Penang,
Kuching and Malacca in the first quarter
of 2006, was further enhanced with the
introduction of the TM Single Number
Access (SNA) across the Group.
SNA refers to the ‘100’ number, which
is one of the three key numbers that
TM customers need to remember
whenever they require customer
services via the contact centres. SNA
was introduced to cover the three
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100
– TM’s Products and
Other Services
101
– Domestic and
International Call
Assistance Services
103
– Directory Services
Purpose
Customers can call the ‘100’ number to enquire about
products and services, fault reporting, payments and
billing or to speak directly with TM customer service
representatives.
Customers only need to dial ‘101’ to be connected to
either a domestic or an international number.
DELIVERING THE PROMISE
AT TMPOINT
Following TM’s rebranding exercise
launched on 14 April 2005, all Kedai
Telekom nationwide underwent a
successful transformation aimed at
improving efficiency, productivity,
customer service and customer
experience (convenience, reach, grade of
service, and image). A total of 103 Kedai
Telekom (now transformed as TMpoint)
were rationalised at the end of 2007.
This includes the conversion of TM Net
service centres called Clickers into
TMpoint. Remaining TMpoints will be
transformed in 2008.
The directory services number ‘103’ remains unchanged.
FOCUS ON CUSTOMER
SERVICE EXCELLENCE
As the transformation journey
continues, each point where a customer
comes into contact with the Group will
shape his or her perception of TM. As
such, in the pursuit of customer service
delivery excellence, all TM customer
service representatives in our contact
centres are being re-trained continually
in specific areas. TM subsidiary, VADS
Bhd, has been assigned the task to
manage the operations of TM Contact
Centres. During the year 2007, VADS
trained and retrained all TM Customer
Service Representatives.
Throughout the year, the customercentric programme ensured that two
key modules were covered: CRM
System Tools & Training and
Competency Based Training. In the
effort to change mindsets and improve
customer management/servicing skills,
the programme will be further
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By just dialling “100” the call will be
diverted automatically to the appropriate
Call Centres.
enhanced with Business Process
Training for all frontliners. This is a
commitment by the management to
further improve the customer service
culture in TM.
BUSINESS WITH A CLICK
ON TM ONLINE
TM Online is a customer interaction
platform which is complementary to the
CRM systems. Launched in 2005, the
Business to Customer (B2C)
functionality enables residential as well
as small and medium enterprise
customers to obtain information,
download, make online payments or
conduct transactions directly over the
Internet, providing customer online
convenience while lowering customer
service costs. In June 2007, the
Business to Business (B2B) functionality
was added which extends these on-line
services to business and corporate
sector customers.
The transformation entailed a
comprehensive identity change in terms
of physical look and feel, relocation of
stores, an evaluation and review of front
and back-end processes and systems,
and improved staff skills and
competency levels.
E-kiosk facilities were deployed at
selected TMpoints to provide
convenience for customers to pay their
bills around the clock. At the end of the
year under review, 29 e-kiosks were
made available nationwide. Additional
e-kiosks will be deployed in 2008.
A Drive-Thru facility was deployed in
selected TMpoints namely TMpoint
Alor Setar and Jalan Burmah, Penang
to provide added convenience for
customers to pay their bills using drive
through facilities at high traffic and
congested areas. More Drive-Thru
counters will be made available in 2008.
To expand TM channels and provide
better reach for customer convenience,
the TMpoint dealership programme was
created for roll-out in 2008. This
programme will support the
entrepreneur development initiative
embarked upon by Government-linked
Companies or GLCs.
To enrich and upgrade TMpoint as a
“One-Stop Service & Retail Centre”,
selected TMpoints will undergo further
transformation aimed at integrating
Celcom services as well as introducing
mobile retail corners (known as Blue
Cube) in order to offer a complete range
of telecommunication products and
services under one roof. A total of 12
TMpoints have been transformed under
the One-Stop Service concept in 2007.
TM successfully launched the New
Payment Collection System (Phase 1)
for front-end Points of Sale. This has
significantly improved the customer
payment collection process at all
TMpoints while rendering it able to
handle larger volumes of transactions.
The average customer waiting and
serving time has improved significantly.
Phase 2 of the system which involves
the back-end payment clearing house is
scheduled to be rolled out in 2008.
When implemented, updating of
customer payments will be done
efficiently in real-time thereby providing
updated customer billing.
personnel are accountable for every
transaction, treating every appointment
with customers as a top priority.
Visitors to TMpoint can expect a friendly
greeting and service that is efficient and
knowledgeable. That is TM’s promise to
customers.
As a result of the transformation,
Telekom Sales & Services Sdn Bhd
(TSSSB) won the coveted TM Group
Award 2006. Additionally, TSSSB won
awards in two categories – Best Counter
Service and Most Innovative Company in
the KTAK Minister Award 2007.
Good customer relationships are at the
heart of a successful business. At TM,
CRM is not only a process but a
commitment. CRM helps to gather
customer information, sales information,
and market trends, and use this data for
greater effectiveness while establishing
loyal relationships with customers that
are not only profitable but enduring.
At TMpoint, every effort is made to
provide customers with solutions. In line
with best practices and international
standards of service, TM service
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Capacity Building
Fostering A Nation Through
Key
Initiatives
MULTIMEDIA UNIVERSITY
Facts at a Glance
• MMU student enrolment in 2007:
–
• Courses conducted by MMC in 2007:
–
2,988
• Web-based Smart School solutions
of eSkool and eLearn introduced by
TSS in 2007
–
PROF DR ZAHARIN YUSOFF
PRESIDENT
UNIVERSITI TELEKOM SDN BHD
(Multimedia University)
DATO’ DR IR AHMAD ZAINI MOHD AMIN
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Multimedia College
DR NAS TAMIMI IBRAHIM
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Telekom Smart School Sdn Bhd
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3,771 from 79 countries
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91 smart schools
Malaysia’s drive towards becoming a regional ICT hub requires
a pool of talents to support the rapid development of the ICT
industry. For the past 60 years, Malaysia has been at the
forefront of telecommunications growth and change, having
championed early on the privatisation of its
telecommunications department which resulted in the creation
of TM. As an employer of thousands of people, TM has long
recognised the need for skills training and capacity-building –
not only for its own needs but also for the industry, both in
Malaysia and the region. There are a number of institutions
that support TM’s thirst for knowledge workers, the oldest of
which is the Multimedia College, first established as a training
wing in 1948. This is followed by the 10-year old Multimedia
University, which enjoys the distinction of being the first
private tertiary institution in Malaysia. Under the innovative
Smart Schools programme, TM also helps to build a cadre of
IT-savvy young Malaysians who are poised to launch their own
careers in a competitive global marketplace. In these various
ways, TM has also fulfilled a key social responsibility – that of
fostering a nation through capacity-building at various levels.
Multimedia University (MMU), a tertiary education
institution set up through Universiti Telekom
Sdn Bhd (UTSB), a wholly-owned subsidiary of
TM, fulfills the noblest of corporate social
responsibilities – educating the next generation,
the nation’s leaders and knowledge workers of
the future. As Malaysia’s first private university,
MMU’s successful model paved the way for the
establishment of several private universities in
the country. It is the university at the heart of
MSC Malaysia (formerly known as Multimedia
Super Corridor), the country’s dynamic ICT hub,
and thereby serves as a catalyst for the
development of the nation’s ICT industry much
as Stanford University does in Silicon Valley in the
United States.
In 10 years, MMU has achieved an international
student population of 20,000 and growing, on
two campuses – the first, its original site in the
historic city of Melaka, and the second in
Cyberjaya, the intelligent city in MSC Malaysia.
It has produced 13,110 graduates, most of whom
have found employment within six months of
graduation according to a recent survey. Building
technological and managerial capacity not only for
Malaysia but many markets in the region and
elsewhere, MMU has been responsible for
nurturing an outstanding pool of international
talent. The current enrolment of students includes
a record 3,771 from 79 countries as compared to
2,799 from 81 countries in 2006.
In 2007, MMU produced a total of 461 diploma
graduates, 2,603 bachelor degree graduates,
181 masters degree graduates and 10 PhD
degree graduates. MMU has 26 centres of
excellence, establishing itself as a major player
in research and development, and maintains
excellent ties with the industry through
collaboration and research partnerships.
MMU continues to innovate to differentiate itself in
the field of education, and recent measures to
promote a holistic education has resulted in the
establishment of the Centre of Commercialisation
and Technopreneur Development which promotes
a spirit of enterprise among staff, students and
alumni of the university. A new programme was
launched in 2007 called e-SILK which promotes
the development of soft-skills, innovation,
leadership and knowledge among the
undergraduate community. Although new, the
Centre has already produced several awardwinning projects including:
•
The MSC-IHL Business Plan Competition 2006
(Business Idea Category) 2nd Runner-Up,
Students Team called ‘Nestkom’. Organised
by Multimedia Development Corporation
(MDeC) on 8 February 2007.
•
Aogos Network Sdn Bhd (MMU start-up
company) obtained the Red Herring Asia
Top 100 Technology Companies Award in
Hong Kong 29-31 August 2007.
•
IP Creators Challenge Series 2006 Computer
Game Category – organised by MDeC on
20 December 2006. MMU Start-up Company
Team ‘Hatchlings Games’, FIT – Winner of
RM50,000 Grant Fund from MDeC.
•
IP Creators Challenge Series 2006 Mobile
Content Category – organised by MDeC on
20 December 2006. New Start-up Team
‘NexWave’ – Winner of RM50,000 Grant Fund
from MDeC.
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Fostering A Nation Through Capacity Building
•
Xirien Sdn Bhd, an MMU start-up company
successfully obtained the MDeC Pre-Seed
Technopreneur Development Grant in 2007.
•
Enveluv Sdn Bhd, an MMU start-up company
successfully obtained the MDeC Pre-Seed
Technopreneur Development Grant in 2007.
•
MSC Malaysia APICTA 2007 Merit Award for
Tertiary Student Projects – Software/Hardware
Category for ‘Mobile Interactive Television’
project.
•
Winner in the MSC Malaysia APICTA 2007 for
Best of Tertiary Student Project – Creative
Multimedia Category for ‘Project 57’.
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MULTIMEDIA COLLEGE
The nation’s premier provider of
telecommunications training, the
Multimedia College (MMC) was founded
in 1948 to train employees of the
Telecommunications Department, of
then Malaya. Having started life in a
modest way, the next key milestone in
its evolution was the establishment of a
new telecommunications training centre
in 1961 as a joint-venture between the
United Nations and the Malaysian
Government under the United Nations
Development Programme. The need for
specialised technical training grew as
the provisioning of telecommunications
services was privatised, and MMC
responded by setting up, in 1980, five
training schools throughout the country
– in Taiping, Kuala Terengganu, Melaka,
Kuching and Kota Kinabalu.
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While delivering training courses for an
increasing number of employees of
TM year-on-year, MMC also rose to the
challenge of being a training provider to
other Commonwealth countries through
an arrangement with the Commonwealth
Telecommunications Organisation (CTO).
The CTO, headquartered in London, has
a membership of more than 130
countries.
MMC was also given the responsibility
of spearheading the Malaysian Technical
Cooperation Programme (MTCP) under
the Prime Minister’s Department with
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the objective of encouraging knowledgesharing and facilitating capacity-building
especially in the telecommunications
and ICT industries of emerging
markets. The participants came from
such countries as Mauritius, Malawi,
Indonesia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Laos,
Vietnam, Gambia, Myanmar, Cambodia,
Burkina Faso, Philippines, DPR Korea,
Timor-Leste and Yemen. Today, MMC
also collaborates with the Asia Pacific
Telecommunity (APT) and Organisation
of Islamic Countries (OIC) as a leading
telecommunications training provider.
MMC – fostering education for all ages
In 1998, MMC was awarded the ISO
9002 certification by the Standards &
Industrial Research Institute of Malaysia
(SIRIM) in recognition of the quality of
its training programmes. It received
further recognition when it was
subsequently appointed sole Certifying
Agency for the Malaysian
telecommunications industry by the
Malaysian Communication & Multimedia
Commission which regulates the
industry under the Ministry of Energy,
Water and Communications.
As the training wing of TM,
headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, MMC
is chiefly responsible to provide training
and development for TM employees
throughout the organisation. In the
pursuit of excellence, TM continues to
invest in MMC to ensure its many
training initiatives and programmes are
in line with current industry needs. TM’s
human resource development policies
are focused on staff development
through continuing professional and onthe-job training at all levels. MMC is
the vehicle through which staff skills
are delivered and upgraded.
In 2007, MMC conducted a total of
2,988 courses for over 51,273
participants compared to 2,475 courses
for 41,364 participants in the previous
year. Besides its popular core
programmes, MMC has successfully
innovated programmes for TM
executives such as the SmartOrange
and Structured Training Programmes.
These are designed to enhance both
behavioural and functional
competencies of employees. The
selection of participants for such
programmes is based on a 360-degree
Feedback Assessment conducted by the
Group HR division whereby executives
are prescribed courses to meet their
specific skills-set requirements. MMC
also works closely with the National
Union of Telecommunication Employees
(NUTE) in the provisioning of
customised training programmes for
non-executive employees. This ensures
a growing pool of skilled workers
throughout the organisation.
To ensure it keeps abreast with
technological developments, MMC has
invested in the provisioning of ELearning facilities such as Balanced
Scorecard (BSC) E-Learning module
which has been well received.
In 1995, MMC was given college status
under the Ministry of Higher Education
in recognition of its track record and
role. Since 2000, MMC has been
operating as a Private Higher
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puts it on par with the best educational
and technical colleges in the country.
As an educational institution, MMC now
offers diploma-level courses that meet
the exact requirements of the ICT and
Knowledge economies. In 2007, MMC
added three new programmes to its
existing six diploma-level courses – the
Diploma in Creative Media, Diploma in
Mobile & Wireless Communication,
and the Diploma in Accounting with
Multimedia. The other six programmes
offered are: Diploma in Multimedia
(Business & Computing), Diploma in
Multimedia Technology, Diploma in
Technology (Telecommunications
Engineering), Diploma in Computer
Science, Diploma in Marketing with
Multimedia and Diploma in Management
with Multimedia. All six diploma-level
courses have been recognised by the
Malaysia Qualifications Agency (MQA)
while the additional three courses are
in the process of obtaining MQA
certification. At MMC’s 11th Convocation
in 2007, 477 graduates received their
diplomas.
Meanwhile, as a leading training
provider, MMC has a clientele which
includes TM vendor organisations,
Malaysian companies, regional
companies, the armed forces and the
police force. With respect to its own
Corporate Responsibility effort, MMC
offers ICT training to teachers and their
pupils under the PINTAR Project, while
also initiating community programmes
such as educational and learning
camps for school-going children and
welfare activities for orphanage homes.
Fostering A Nation Through Capacity Building
On 30 January 2007, MMC introduced
the Training Reservation and Information
System (TRIS), a friendly web-based
system accessible via TM’s intranet
network to facilitate the management of
training. It provides information from
training requests to training evaluations.
With TRIS, TM employees may also view
training programmes and schedules,
while management can request training
and evaluation reports. The interactivity
will help MMC to further improve its
training offerings.
TM has also put in place a network
upgrade plan to implement Next
Generation Networks (NGN) and High
Speed Broadband (HSBB). The entire
network will evolve into an NGN/HSBB
environment over the next five years and
in line with this transition, MMC is
poised to ensure that TM employees are
equipped for change to a new operating
environment and are fully able to meet
their customers’ expectations.
New courses and modules have been
introduced already and in 2007, MMC
delivered a range of new workforce
programmes such as Broadband Savvy
TCP/IP, NGN Technology Evolution,
Triple Play and IP Convergences.
More than 5,000 staff have been trained
via these various programmes and in
2008, MMC is expected to train a
further 12,500 employees under these
specialised programmes.
TELEKOM SMART SCHOOL
SDN BHD
Telekom Smart School (TSS) continues
to support the implementation of Smart
Schools as one of the flagship
applications of MSC Malaysia.
Recognised as one of the country’s
premier e-Education providers, TSS
attained the Capability Maturity Model
Integration (CMMI-SWV1.1) Maturity
Level 3 in June 2006, in line with its
mission to become a world-class
multimedia education solutions provider.
CMMI offers a process improvement
approach that provides organisations
with essential tools and is now being
adopted worldwide as a quality
methodology.
In addition, three of TSS’s project
managers were recently certified for
Project Management Professional
(PMP), which is a globally-recognised
certification in project management,
thereby giving TSS the edge to provide
excellent and high quality project
management services in delivering any
project, locally and globally. The webbased Smart School solutions of eSkool
(School Management System) and
eLearn (Learning and Content
Management System) introduced by TSS
in 2006 to the 88 smart schools in
Malaysia were further enhanced in 2007
to support additional user requirements.
Continuous improvement is key in
ensuring that TSS solutions are
benchmarked globally and that TSS
remains at the cutting edge of
technological offerings to young and
aspiring ICT professionals.
Besides the 88 smart schools, the
eSkool and eLearn solutions were also
introduced to three other schools in
Kuala Lumpur in 2007 as part of TM
Group’s Corporate Responsibility effort
in community relations initiatives under
the TM eSchool project – SMK USJ 12,
SMK (L) Methodist KL and SMK
Seksyen 11 Shah Alam. In addition to
the solutions given, the schools were
also given touch-card access systems
that are integrated to the eSkool
application, giving the schools
immediate real-time attendance
updates. In order to encourage and
expose teachers and students to novel
ways of creating teaching and learning
content using eLearn, a content creation
competition was organised at these
three schools. Depending on the
feedback, more schools may be adopted
by TM in the coming years for this CSR
initiative and TSS will continue to take a
lead in the provisioning of systems,
maintenance and support services for
the TM eSchool project.
To reinforce its position as the leading
e-Learning player in local and regional
markets, TSS collaborates with both
international and established local
partners and associates to enhance its
product and service offerings. Under
TSS, e-learning tools are marketed at
exhibitions and TSS experts participate
at seminars to share their knowledge
and expertise. In this way, TM fulfils its
obligations to the society in which it
operates.
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Gearing Human Capital
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A new
3-year
Collective Agreement with TM Unions
was signed
348 employees
rewarded for PIP contributions
281 employees
received the Group CEO Merit Award
Enhancing employee productivity through IT
To bring TM closer towards its goal of greater efficiency and operational
excellence, its Human Resource (HR) Division has been playing its role as a
strategic business partner by emphasising and inculcating a performance-driven
work culture with innovative performance management and rewards systems.
The role of the HR Division is also to nurture the organisation’s future leaders by
identifying and developing a pool of high-potential employees that can be a source
of future talents and resources.
DRIVING EMPLOYEES PERFORMANCE THROUGH STRATEGIC
REWARD PLANS
One of the initiatives taken to instill a performance-based culture in the
organisation is through the implementation of strategic reward plans. On top of
ensuring deserving employees are given their due recognition and reward, the
performance-based reward component has been carefully designed to address
various pay and compensation issues facing the organisation such as the following:
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Pay competitiveness (external equity)
& compression (internal inequity) –
Performance-Linked Increment
incorporates dimensions such as
cost of living, individual performance
as well as individual salary
positioning against the market
which are all included into the paymatrix to serve as a two-pronged
mechanism in addressing external
and internal equity issues.
Honouring the “superstars” –
The Group CEO Merit Award was
inspired to further recognise the
unsung heroes in the organisation
who have truly gone the extra mile
to deliver on responsibilities
entrusted to them. Furthermore,
the scope of the award has also
been widened to recognise those
who uphold CSR/CR values by
rendering their services to society.
The complexities of today’s business
environment and the growing
accountabilities for executives call
for greater flexibility and promptness
in TM’s internal reward system.
The Group CEO Merit Award
recognises these challenges and
provides a platform on which to
reward exceptional achievements or
recognise honourable deeds by
employees. In 2007, a total of
348 employees were rewarded for
their contributions under the
Performance Improvement
Programme and another 281
employees were rewarded directly
through the Merit Award.
Based on tangible results from these
reward systems, TM will continue with
their implementation into 2008 and
beyond, and work towards bringing the
organisation a step closer to becoming
a fully performance-based organisation.
Besides the above reward scheme,
TM has also introduced a number of
recognition plans in its effort to
enhance the performance and
contributions of their employees. Some
of these plans are as follows:
MARKET PREMIUM
TM has completed a feasibility study
across the organisation, which
explores the possibility of offering
special market premiums for employees
categorised as “hot skills”, where their
skill sets are in high demand in the
industry. This is seen as critical to
allow TM to be able to retain employees
with such skill sets via a structured
mechanism. The implementation
framework for the market premium
principle has been endorsed and will
be implemented in 2008.
SALES INCENTIVE SCHEME
In view of TM’s aspiration to become a
performance-driven organisation,
HR is entering the second year of the
differentiated rewards programme,
namely the Sales Incentive Scheme
(SIS). Looking at the performance of the
Group, the scheme has successfully
inculcated a performance-based culture
among its Sales Personnel. For 2007, a
total of 164 employees have enrolled in
the programme, which represents
53.0% of the Sales workforce in the
Malaysia Business. The scheme
propagates rewards through sales
achievement.
TM GROUP AWARDS NITE
In April 2007, TM continued its yearly
recognition for its employees through
the TM Group Awards Nite. The Awards
Nite held in Putrajaya brought together
a total of 3,500 employees, including
those from regional subsidiaries. The
best of the employees received awards
for excellent performance,
innovativeness and exemplary behaviour.
Realising pay-for-performance – Performance-Linked Bonus is derived from
TM Group’s overall achievement results and thus is distributed based on
individual performance level using the factoring (f) approach.
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INNOVATIVE PERFORMANCE
MANAGEMENT
TM has now built a credible and
effective performance-management
system which has adopted the Balanced
Scorecard principle. The system has the
ability to ensure that results across the
organisation are aligned. Individual KPIs
now have direct links with the Balanced
Scorecard of the respective division. In
the effort to ensure better
understanding of Balanced Scorecard
methodology, HR has introduced the
Balanced Scorecard E-Learning to all
employees. This is to allow consistency
in the development and creation of KPIs
amongst employees. To date, 92.0% of
the workforce has completed the online
programme.
Moving forward, the performancemanagement system is being enhanced
to capture non-executive performance.
Employee Productivity Enhancement
(EPE)
Employee Productivity Enhancement
(EPE) is a programme designed to
support the current PerformanceManagement System. The focal point of
the programme is to enhance the
performance levels of non-performers.
In its second year, EPE has shown
58.0% performance improvement in
those who have enrolled in the
programme.
EXCELLENCE THROUGH
LEADERSHIP & TALENT
MANAGEMENT
Under the Strengthening Leadership
Development Framework, the key
initiatives have been to ensure that
there is a clear plan for a strong
current and future leadership in TM.
The Leadership and Talent Management
(LTM) unit has been established as its
own unit under Group HR. Efforts have
been focused on nurturing and retaining
high-potential employees by giving them
opportunities to fill up vacant key
positions in Senior Management, while
ensuring that their remuneration is well
aligned to the market. From a longerterm perspective, pivotal positions have
been identified and their succession
plans completed.
Those employees who have been
identified for succession plans have
been targeted for further leadership
development and mentoring to ensure
that there is continuity in the leadership
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pipeline. Throughout the year, 327
Leaders and Talents attended 14
selected leadership development
programmes by top Executive
Development Institutions such as the
Harvard Business School, INSEAD (in
collaboration with Petronas), University
of Melbourne, and the Corporate
Leadership Council, Washington D.C.
understanding the overall framework of
Talent Management, they are specifically
taught the skills of identifying
leadership behaviour among their
executive populations so that they can
identify who are their high-potential
reports for succession grooming, and at
the same time, support their continuous
development in the work place.
The high-potential talent, currently
numbering about 400 for the whole
Group, were assessed through a
structured methodology and endorsed
by the Board of Directors. They are
currently rated as to whether they have
the potential to reach top leadership or
senior management positions in the
Group.
Alongside that strategy, as part of
leadership’s continuing direct
engagement with employees on the
ground, TM leaders regularly visited and
met with employees from other
functions and divisions, to discuss dayto-day or organisational issues they face
in their work environment. These
activities are coordinated through the
Leaders Role Modelling – “Turun
Padang” or grassroots programme.
In addition, leadership practices have
been strengthened by engaging about
150 members of Senior Management in
the leadership and talent management
process. This was done through a one
and a half-day Talent Spotting exercise.
In these sessions, besides
Randomly-selected employees have also
been given the opportunity to meet the
Group CEO under the Employee
Engagement Programme held bimonthly. A total of 17 sessions were
held in 2007, involving about 250
executives and non-executives. They
were given the opportunity to share
their personal and career aspirations
with the Group CEO Dato’ Sri Abdul
Wahid Omar. This has helped to close
gaps between the top leadership and
the employees at large and has
therefore contributed to better cultural
alignment throughout the organisation.
Based on the employees’ feedback
during these sessions, some initiatives
have been implemented as part of the
business improvement programme.
Inculcating a healthy lifestyle
Younger high-potential employees have
also been engaged by Top Management
to ensure there is better alignment
between the business and their
personal aspirations. Work has also
started to ensure that this younger
talented group is exposed to the
appropriate leadership development
programmes. Similarly, under the
Leaders Dialogue programme, selected
leaders were given the opportunity to
present and share their work
experiences and career growth with an
audience of about 150-200 employees to
provide exposure about personal career
development experiences.
Another milestone in TM’s search for
leadership excellence was the Leaders’
Convention 2007, where about 220 top
and senior leaders of the entire Group,
including those from regional
subsidiaries, converged over two days in
April 2007, to share their success
stories and experiences. This gave them
first-hand insights into how each leader
has developed and handled issues
facing their business.
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PERFORMANCE
IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME
(PIP)
In 2007, the HR Divison spearheaded
the boosting execution capacity
initiatives in the PIP. The role played by
HR was to execute actions that support
and build the execution capacity of
other divisions involved in the
turnaround of the fixed-line business
and mobile business. Several strategic
initiatives were implemented as follows:
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Communicated key messages
related to PIP and other fixedbusiness and mobile business
concerns to the entire organisation
Intensified performance
management for top management
and revenue earners
Accelerated leadership changes in
pivotal positions and among GMs
Towards a strong management-union relationship
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Revamped HR to become an effective
strategic partner to the business
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Developed critical institutional
capabilities (e.g. Regulatory, Sales
and Marketing)
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Reinforced core execution disciplines
(e.g. Project Management Office,
Intra-Company governance)
Prompt execution of these initiatives
help to yield positive results in the
fixed-line and Celcom business
turnaround for 2007.
MANAGEMENT-UNION
RELATIONSHIP
In 2007, the long-standing relationship
between the Management of TM and
the three Unions, i.e. Kesatuan
Kebangsaan Pekerja-Pekerja
Telekomunikasi Semenanjung Malaysia
(NUTE) representing non-executive
employees in Peninsular Malaysia,
Kesatuan Pekerja Telekom Malaysia
Berhad Sarawak (UTES) representing
non-executive employees in Sarawak
and Kesatuan Pekerja-Pekerja Telekom
Malaysia Berhad Sabah (SUTE)
representing non-executive employees in
Sabah, continued to improve with
mutual respect and better
understanding of each other’s strengths
and areas for growth.
The year also marked the successful
negotiation of a new set of Collective
Agreements (CA) with the three unions
concerned.
RM135.00 with UTES and RM90.00
with SUTE, the total amount
received by non-executives
represented by the three Unions
are the same, i.e RM170.00 per
month.
All Unions have also agreed in principle
to the introduction of PerformanceBased Incentives for non-executive
employees. The system is aimed at
rewarding non-executive employees
whose performance exceed the pre-set
KPI targets. A Committee comprising
members from both the Management
and each Union was formed to ensure
smooth implementation of the initiative.
TM continues to maintain a healthy and
amiable working relationship with the
Unions to ensure mutual trust, respect
and understanding of each other’s
needs.
First begun in November 2006, the CAs
were signed with the respective Unions
as follows:
1. 11 May 2007 with NUTE (7th CA);
2. 29 May 2007 with SUTE (4th CA);
and
3. 31 May 2007 with UTES (7th CA).
A number of improvements in terms of
salary and benefits were noticeable in
the CAs which benefit the non-executive
staff of TM. Some of the highlights are:
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Effective from 1 January 2007 all
non-executive employees within the
ambit of the respective three CAs
are given an “Across the Board”
salary revision of 5.5% of their
basic salary as at 31 December
2006;
2.
Cost of Living Allowance (COLA)
was introduced and the amount
agreed with the respective Unions
were RM50.00 for NUTE, RM35.00
for UTES and RM80.00 for SUTE.
Adding this amount to the Housing
Allowance which were agreed at
RM120.00 per month with NUTE,
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Development And Learning
Building Capabilities Through
Key
Initiatives
TM continues to promote the development of staff capabilities as one of its important initiatives to
support the Group’s vision. As a key asset, the employees’ dedication and competencies are crucial to
ensure TM is competitive in the present and remains so in the future. At the same time, emphasis is
placed on achieving excellence and delivering quality products and services. Hence, TM Group is
committed to developing its strategic human capital assets, which are paramount to improving
operational efficiency within the Group and to realising its vision of being the ‘Communications
Company of Choice’. Individually, TM employees are expected to continually learn, unlearn and relearn
new technical and functional skills. Training is still an important intervention and treated as an ongoing process to optimise manpower development and to improve productivity.
360-DEGREE FEEDBACK ASSESSMENT
To serve as a measurement tool to check on the health of employees’ competencies, a ‘360-Degree
Feedback Assessment’ is used to measure the organisation’s competency level. Also known as a multisource assessment, an executive is rated by his/her subordinates, peers, supervisors as well as internal
customers. Results obtained, known as the ‘Competency Index’ (CI), can determine the level of one’s
behavioural competencies. For the Balanced Scorecard set in 2007, the targeted rate was for 50.0% of
the TM population to achieve a CI of 7.5 (on a scale of 1 – 10). Based on the annual 360-degree
Feedback Assessment done for 8,259 executives in TM and local subsidiaries, 56.0% of the population
successfully achieved a CI of 7.5 and above. The 2007 CI has shown significant improvement over 2006.
In 2006, 44.0% of the population achieved a CI of 7.5 and above. Employees have clearly shown
improvements in their behavioural competencies while performing their day-to-day tasks.
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SMARTORANGE INITIATIVES
FUNCTIONAL COMPETENCIES
Another intervention programme as
initiated by the management to
continuously develop and enhance staff
capabilities is called SmartOrange.
Conducted initially for staff of Malaysia
Business, it was newly introduced
Group-wide for all TM subsidiaries in
2007 to support gaps in any employee
competencies. SmartOrange is an
initiative by Group Human Resource to
identify and address those behavioural
competencies that need to be acquired
by all TM executives. The
Transformation and Development
Division (TDD), a division responsible for
the overall structure of TM
Competency-Based Development
Framework and SmartOrange
programmes have continuously receive
testimonials from the participants as
well as Heads of Units or Divisions
recognising the effectiveness of the
scheme. A senior manager from a local
subsidiary remarked in praise of
SmartOrange: ‘Thank you for your effort
in encouraging me to attend the
programme. It is indeed an enriching
programme and I highly recommend that
others be sent, as I believe they will all
benefit from it as well.’
Besides behavioural competencies,
functional competencies are also seen
as crucial to develop skills, knowledge
and abilities of an employee. Whilst
behavioural competencies focus more
towards soft skills for the executives,
functional competencies covers the hard
skills for both executives and nonexecutives. Sets of framework have
been developed for employees at Sales,
Marketing and Technical. These
Structured Training Programmes, in the
non-executive framework set, for
example, a non-executive should be
able to understand the type of
fundamental and functional
competencies that he/she should obtain
while sitting in his/her current position
and types of functional competencies
he/she should acquire in order to be
upgraded to a higher position. While
behavioural competencies are assessed
via on-line 360-Degree Feedback
Assessment, functional competencies
are assessed via one-to-one interviews,
written questionnaires and live
presentations.
INSTITUTIONALISE
FUNCTIONAL CAPABILITIES
A thorough work study has been done
for Group Regulatory, Legal and
Compliance to assess their employees’
functional capabilities in areas such as
communication and strategic skills
conducted through interviews, group
discussions and presentations as well
as tests. With the assessment findings,
a set of training and development
programmes are recommended. The
other areas involved are Sales and
Marketing and Technical Competency
Framework. Acting on the framework,
some work has been undertaken to
assess the competencies of sales and
marketing.
As a training arm of TM, the
Multimedia College (MMC) is
responsible for the delivery of both
SmartOrange and the Structured Training
Programmes. In 2007, 17,188 employees
executives were trained at MMC which
continues to play its part in ensuring
that TM employees have every
opportunity to acquire the skills,
knowledge and expertise to carry out
their duties effectively and to achieve
their full potential.
INDUCTION PROGRAMMES
For newcomers in the organisation,
Induction Programmes are conducted to
give them an overview of the
organisation, and to share the
Company’s vision and aspirations,
business direction and environment,
policies, procedures and systems and
well as culture and values. A series of
such programmes are also conducted
for externally-recruited management
groups at TM and subsidiaries, as well
as front liners. Being very committed
towards staff development and training,
the Group CEO does make time to
meet new employees and share his
personal aspirations for the
organisation.
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HIGH CONTRIBUTORS
DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME
This programme focuses on the
development of those executives who
are not in the talent pool list but have
achieved desired work performance
levels. A key aspect of the programme
is coaching, job rotation, attachment to
divisions in TM or subsidiaries, special
assignments and training.
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MANAGEMENT PROGRAMME
This was introduced to provide a
framework for various engagement and
development programmes that cover
both new TM Scholars and also existing
TM Ex-Scholars. The main focus of the
programme is to provide emphasis on
talent creation, improving their
engagement level towards the
Company, nurturing a sense of
belonging towards their jobs, and also
addressing their functional and
behavioural competencies. For TM
Scholars hired as new executives, it is
compulsory for them to undergo the
Management Trainee Programme which
includes an induction programme
known as My TM Training Progamme
and on the job training known as TM
Internship Programme.
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EAP is a confidential resource at no
cost. It provides counseling, coaching
and mentoring for TM’s employees
through our trained multi-discipline EAP
Practitioner nationwide. It has been
designed by incorporating the existing
Human Resource as well as TM
transformation initiatives. Thus EAP has
been proven to be an effective
mechanism in improving employees’
performance, quality and productivity.
In 2007, TM Group continued to invest
in several training and development
initiatives to enhance staff capabilities in
pursuit of excellence. Continuous
education is critical to create a highly
skilled and efficient workforce to give
the Group a competitive advantage in
the challenging telecommunications
market.
Given the dramatic developments in the
telecommunications business either
domestically or internationally, TM
employees can face drastic change and
become overwhelmed with their added
responsibilities and market demands.
This may affect their confidence,
performance, health, motivation, and
relationships. Hence the EAP
programme’s objectives are as follows:
EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE
PROGRAMME (EAP)
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Group Human Resource is committed
towards crystallising TM’s Vision and
Mission. With a high-performing
workforce, TM can perform beyond
expectation. With that in mind, Group
HR through its Transformation and
Development Division (TDD) has
embarked on a journey formulating an
Employee Assistance Programme (EAP)
for all employees. EAP is a form of a
human performance intervention tool
for effective personnel management
beyond training and development.
Through it employees will be able to
manage, overcome and avoid personal,
career, family, interpersonal and work
related problems that can impede their
performance and productivity.
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To reduce organisational cost by
providing preventive education and
early constructive intervention
To encourage employees with
personal problems to seek help
In the near future, it is the aspiration of
Group HR to establish a platform for
special learning and sharing of best
practices in counseling, coaching and
mentoring through benchmarking. TM
intends to share resources through
cross-organisational counseling and
coaching with other willing partner
organisations (especially amongst GLCs)
to successfully implement such
programmes Group-wide.
To enhance employee performance
and productivity
To create a harmonious work
environment
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Greater Innovation
Towards
Key
Initiatives
Facts at a Glance
27 research projects
successfully completed
Enriching lifestyle through broadband
Telekom Research & Development Sdn Bhd (TMR&D) was established in 2000 to harness
technology and innovation for improved and new product development and to provide related
services to existing and potential markets. With a clear focus on innovation, TMR&D is set on
growing its competency in technology development and management, usage of knowledgeintensive applications, networking, and accelerated industrial skills upgrading of its most
important asset, which is human capital.
As the research arm of TM, TMR&D has identified its priority research areas in ICT. All research
initiatives are designed to match TM’s business objectives and direction by considering emerging
global technology trends, the national ICT blueprint, user requirements and market needs.
A total of 79 research projects were undertaken in 2007, of which 27 were successfully
completed by year end as scheduled, with the rest planned for completion in 2008 and beyond.
In anticipation of the market demand for high speed broadband, in July 2007, TMR&D
successfully showcased the Fibre-to-the-Home (FTTH) products as well as the digital homes
concept to the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission and the media at Sri
Hartamas Kuala Lumpur. This was in support of TM’s business plan which includes the
implementation of high speed broadband (HSBB) infrastructure by the second half of 2008, which
will allow users new lifestyle experiences with digital home services such as IPTV and HSBB
internet access.
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KEEPING UP WITH THE
INDUSTRY THROUGH
COMMERCIALISATION &
QUALITY ASSURANCE
As part of the move towards greater
commercialisation of its innovations,
TMR&D successfully commercialised a
total of four new products in 2007.
Commercialisation initiatives called for
TMR&D to participate actively in product
exhibitions, roadshows and international
conferences as well as submit entries
for recognition at award competitions.
Continuing the trend of previous years,
TMR&D collected several awards during
the International Invention, Innovation,
Industrial Design & Technology
Exhibition (ITEX’07) in 2007. The awards
included:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Platform for All-Service MultiAccess (PLASMA) – Gold Award &
Innovative Product Award
XtreamX Home Media Centre –
Gold Award
Vertical Cavity Surface Emitting
Laser (VCSEL) – Gold Award
Advanced Tracking System Using
RFID – Silver Award & Innovative
Product Award
EDFA In-Line – Silver Award
Simple & Efficient Software
Radio Development Platform –
Bronze Award
Distribution Point (DP) – Innovative
Product Award
Whilst focusing its research activities on
niche technologies, TMR&D also placed
emphasis on quality initiatives including
Capability Maturity Model Integrated
(CMMI) and Product Quality Assurance.
In August 2007, TMR&D successfully
passed the SCAMPI 1.2 Class A
appraisals for Capability Maturity
Model® Integration (CMMI) and based
on the model set by the Software
Engineering Institute (SEI) of Carnegie
Mellon University, USA, was successfully
appraised to CMMI - Development
Version 1.2 Staged Representation
Maturity Level 3. TMR&D is the first
company within the Group to be
appraised under CMMI Version 1.2.
Following the appraisal, TMR&D is set
for the appraisal of the CMMI Maturity
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Key
Initiatives
Towards Greater Innovation
Towards Greater Innovation
Level 4, scheduled to take place in 2008
where all relevant activities will be
intensified. Project managers will be
inducted through training into the
processes and guidelines as outlined in
the CMMI Process Quality Manual and
other process documents.
HUMAN & INTELLECTUAL
CAPITAL
INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY &
COLLABORATION TO
ENHANCE CAPACITY
BUILDING
A Post-Graduate Scheme first
introduced in 2004 to provide
opportunities for MSc and PhD
qualifications remains, and produces
multi-skilled experts in specialised
areas. As of 31 December 2007, 68 fulltime employees were offered postgraduate opportunities as compared to
43 a year ago. In the year under review,
13 scholars completed their postgraduate studies while in full-time
employment. As part of the continuing
effort to build human and intellectual
capital, researchers at TMR&D are also
offered opportunities for industrial
attachments through sabbatical and
other programmes as a commitment
towards individual skill enhancement.
In 2007, TMR&D successfully filed 16
patents, 13 industrial designs, 21 layout
designs for integrated circuits and 65
copyrights. The realisation that
Intellectual Property is a reflection of a
company’s competitive edge has
brought about an increase of 3.0% of
filed applications compared to the
previous year.
Continuing the effort towards capacity
building, TMR&D formed numerous
partnership agreements with several
organisations to collaborate on
applications for next generation
services, product prototyping and
development, GEPON, new generation of
optical fibre, cable and accessories for
FTTH deployment, designs, fabrications,
model development and manufacturing.
Its partners include many local and
international companies/institutions
involved in equipment/component
manufacturing, higher learning and
research and development.
To provide a wider intellectual resource
to meet current and expected market
demand, TMR&D increased its research
personnel strength from 270 in 2006 to
287 in 2007.
TMR&D also encourages scholarship in
other ways. In 2007, 87 papers were
submitted by researchers at TMR&D,
out of which 61 were accepted at
international conferences and for
publication by journals. These included:
•
•
Optical Express International Journal
Volume 15(6), March 2007 published
by Optical Society America.
Journal of Optics & Laser
Technology.
•
International Symposium on
Management Engineering,
10-12 March 2007, Japan.
•
The 7th Pacific Rim Conference on
Lasers and Electro-Optics, 26-31
August 2007, Seoul, Korea.
•
12th WSEAS Conference on Applied
Mathematics, 29-31 December 2007,
Cairo, Egypt.
•
IASTED International Conference on
Communication Systems, Networks
and Applications, 8-10 October 2007,
Beijing, China.
•
7th International Symposium on
Communications and Information
Technologies, 16-19 October 2007,
Sydney, Australia.
•
The International conference on
Information Networking 2008, 23-25
January 2008, Busan, Korea.
•
Konferensi Nasional Sistem
Informasi, 14-15 February 2007,
Bandung, Indonesia.
•
SPIE APOC 2007 Asia Pacific Optical
Communications, 1-5 November
2007, Wuhan, China.
•
International Conference on Signal
Processing, Communications and
Networking, 22-24 February 2007,
Chennai.
•
Ninth @WAS International
Conference on Information
Integration and Web-based
Applications & Services for the
Master and Doctor Colloquium, 3-5
December 2007, Jakarta, Indonesia.
•
Asia Modeling Symposium,
27-30 March 2007, Thailand.
•
The Optoelectronics and
Communications Conference,
9-13 July 2007, Yokohama, Japan.
•
International Conference on the
Optical Internet and the Australian
Conference on Optical Fiber
Technology, 24-37 June 2007,
Melbourne, Australia.
•
International Conference on
Electrical Engineering and
Informatics, 17-19 June 2007,
Bandung, Indonesia.
•
IEEE TENCON 2007,
30 October – 2 November 2007,
Taipei, Taiwan.
•
Twelfth Optoelectronics and
Communications Conference/
16th International Conference
on Integrated Optics Fiber
Communication 9-13 July 2007,
Yokohama, Japan.
•
IASK International Conference EActivity and Leading Technologies
2007, 3-6 December 2007, Oporto,
Portugal.
GIVING BACK TO SOCIETY
THROUGH KNOWLEDGE &
SKILLS ENHANCEMENT
INITIATIVES
TMR&D continued to play a vital role in
nation-building via its commitment to
provide education and internship
opportunities. During the year, 70
students at various levels participated in
its internship programmes. Industrial
training programmes were also
conducted through collaboration with
local universities throughout the
country.
TM R&D’s new premises
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And Environment (OSHE)
Occupational Safety, Health
Key
Initiatives
Facts at a Glance
Reduction of accidents:
6.2%
‘Zero Accident’
in Terengganu & Pahang
Safety first
The OSHE performance in TM for the year saw a reduction of 6.2% of accidents with continued efforts to
create greater awareness and to step up improvements in the workplace from both the safety and health
aspects.
In 2007, we exceeded our target for accident reduction by 6.2% (actual: 31.2% against target of 25.0%) but
fell short of maintaining the “zero fatality” record we achieved in 2006. Nevertheless, in Malaysia, two
states, Terengganu and Pahang, achieved ‘zero accident’ records. A single fatal accident was recorded in
Kelantan, and Kuala Lumpur recorded the second-highest number of workdays lost due to major accidents.
A number of positive steps were taken during the year under review. They are described below.
1. The TM Group Occupational Safety, Health & Environment Management System which contains two
separate management systems, was completed. The systems are:
• ISO 14001:2000 – Environmental Management System Specification
• OSHAS 18001: 1999 – Occupational Safety & Health Management System Specification.
The ISO 14001:2000 provides tools for managing environmental impact consistently. It was succesfully
developed and later implemented by Menara TM Operation and Maintenance Unit (MTOM) in 2007 in
their day-to-day operations and maintenance activities at Menara TM. Certification is targetted for 2008.
The implementation of the ISO system was a significant step towards having all TM properties and
offices managed to the same standards.
Meanwhile, the OSH Management System Specification was also officially rolled out.
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The launch of TM’s Safety Campaign
2. The NIOSH-TM safety passport
training programmes for TM
contractors and vendors were also
implemented. These were initiated
in late 2006 in collaboration with the
National Institute of Occupational
Safety and Health (NIOSH). About
400 contractors’ personnel attended
the programme. It will be continued
in 2008.
3. Training for TM Group OSHE Steering
Committee members to equip them
with the requisite knowledge and
understanding of various OSHE
statutory and regulations
requirements was inaugurated.
4. The OSHE Audit Programme was
conducted at state level to ensure
all activities and processes
implemented were in compliance
with the relevant statutory
regulations.
5. The First OSHE Personnel Workshop
was held to enhance skills and
competency.
6. The OSHE Campaign & Exhibition,
held annually since 2005, had its
roadshow at Menara TM,
Kedah/Perlis, Sarawak and Johor.
8. An Environmental Awareness
Campaign made its debut in August.
This was organised by TMF Services
Sdn Bhd at Menara TM based on
the theme ‘Creating Habits Today,
Safe Environment for Tomorrow’.
A total of 10 organisations from
different sectors participated in this
event. Dialogues, lectures and
distribution of pamphlets focusing
on the 3Rs (Reduce, Recycle, Reuse)
were the main activities and
information was shared among the
participants with an emphasis on
the importance of protecting forests,
planting trees, decreasing pollution
and protecting the quality of
drinking water.
9. TM has initiated other efforts to
reduce emissions of ozone-depleting
substances by phasing out the
chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) used in
older, less-efficient chillers such as
the large cooling systems of
commercial office buildings, to
ensure full compliance with
regulations. As old inefficient chillers
and air-conditioning equipment are
replaced with new technology, it
could mean more energy savings
throughout the Company.
10. Radiation Safety Assessment at TM
Hill Stations and Celcom Towers
was conducted by the Non-Ionizing
Radiation Group of the Malaysian
Nuclear Agency (Nuclear Malaysia)
on all telecommunication and
broadcast towers at hill stations.
The main objectives were as follows:
■
to identify work places around
telecommunication and
broadcast towers where the
radiation levels may be perceived
to be higher than exposure
limits allowed by the Malaysian
Communication and Multimedia
Commission (MCMC), and
■
to determine the radiofrequency
and microwave radiation
exposure to employees located
in the vicinity of
telecommunication and
broadcast towers.
As at December 2007, three hill
stations (Ulu Kali, Genting Highlands,
Bukit Tampin, Negeri Sembilan and
Gunung Pulai, Johor) had been
assessed. Seven hill stations will be
assessed in 2008. Meanwhile,
continuing surveys by Celcom have
indicated that the radiofrequency and
microwave radiation present in the
areas around the towers of a sample
of sites were well below the
exposure limits stipulated by the
MCMC and ICNIRP guidelines for
employees as well as the public.
7. Celcom launched its new OSHE
Policy in July in conjunction with a
Health Carnival. The carnival
provided a necessary platform for
Celcom and TM employees to
appreciate the merits of a healthy
mind and body in increasing
productivity.
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Key
Initiatives
Responsibility
Corporate
Facts at a Glance
TM’s contribution towards CR
in community was in excess
of RM73 million for 2007
Education:
RM32.05 million
Sports Development:
RM17.33 million
Community & Nation-Building:
RM24.03 million
Malaysian Business CSR Merit Awards 2007
Corporate Responsibility (CR) is relevant across all aspects of the Group’s operations. It has
always been an integral part of the Group’s business strategies, creating value for the
Group’s different stakeholders over the years. TM’s commitment is clearly outlined in its
Corporate Responsibility (CR) Policy where it is stated that TM companies shall undertake a
variety of programmes that are aligned with their business strategies or that benefit the
broader interests of the community, while complementing the efforts of the Government in
nation-building.
TM’s scope of CR embraces a culture of good governance and accountability throughout the
organisation. TM believes CR makes good business sense in the long run as it contributes
towards building lasting goodwill and trust in the TM brand. A keen awareness of its
corporate responsibility towards stakeholders in line with good corporate governance has
also given TM the edge in attracting and retaining talent, enhancing customer loyalty and
retaining its position as a leading responsible corporate citizen. In real terms, a culture of
corporate responsibility has proven its worth in ensuring consistently-strong performance and
delivering better returns to shareholders. TM’s CR initiatives are evident through its
engagement with all stakeholders including employees, customers, suppliers, investors, local
communities and the host governments where it operates.
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A FINANCIAL PERSPECTIVE
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE
Having been one of the first listed
companies to respond to the call for
greater corporate governance, TM has
established positions for independent
non-executive directors on its board.
Out of a total of 9 Board members,
more than one-third is made up of
independent directors, while the
Chairman is non-executive in line with
best practice. The board oversees
functions such as strategy, audit, risk
management, nomination and
remuneration of board members and
top management, as well as corporate
social responsibility. A Statement of
Corporate Governance is available
elsewhere in this annual report and it
carries information about the
remuneration of Board members.
A clear demarcation of the roles of the
Board and the Management Committee
has provided for smooth running of
Group operations. Strict financial
authority limits have been set for
management personnel throughout the
Group.
TM’s high corporate governance
standards are further consolidated by
several codes of conduct that govern
the way it conducts its business. These
codes include a Corporate Social
Responsibility or CSR Policy Manual, a
Code of Business Ethics Manual, a
guide to procurement called
Procurement Ethics and a manual of its
KRISTAL core values. To further
consolidate its efforts, the Group has
instituted a yearly asset declaration
exercise for all employees.
In summary, TM has put in place an
effective internal system of checks and
balances governed by codes of best
practice to ensure that its business is
carried out in an ethical manner in line
with the highest international
benchmarks.
INVESTOR RELATIONS
In line with good corporate governance
practice worldwide and the Malaysian
Code of Corporate Governance, TM
subscribes to the expectation of
maintaining a high level of transparency
vis-a-vis its dealings with the investing
community. This is done via various
communication channels such as
regular face-to-face briefings and
dialogue sessions, teleconferences,
press releases, press conferences and
briefings, frequent and timely disclosure
to Bursa Securities, e-mails, investor
conferences, annual general meeting,
annual report and regular postings on
the Company website.
ENTERPRISE RISK MANAGEMENT
In dealing with enterprise risk, the
Company has established and
embedded a TM Enterprise Risk
Management Framework (ERM) and
Guideline that allows the Group to
identify, assess and report business
risks from an enterprise perspective. In
assessing corporate risk, the Company
reviews all key and significant business
drivers such as corporate governance,
bribery/corruption, environmental issues,
supply chain issues, human rights,
employee relations, safety and health
and other business-related risk
exposure. In ensuring standardisation of
risk management practices within the
Group, the ERM framework has been
embedded into daily business strategy
and operations through the Group’s
Balanced Scorecard process. This will
assist the Group to proactively identify
key risks that may prejudice the
achievement of business performance
for the Group and the delivery of
shareholder value.
PROCUREMENT PRACTICES
In managing issues related to
procurement and to standardise
practices across the Group, TM has
launched a handbook called
‘Procurement Ethics – Rules and
Practices’, consistent with the
Procurement Red Book, published by
Putrajaya Committee for the High
Performing GLCs (PCG). TM’s handbook
outlines the principles, applications and
Do’s and Don’ts related to the
procurement process. The handbook
also complements TM’s Code of
Business Ethics which guides the
Company’s dealings with employees,
customers, business partners,
competitors and other parties. In
conducting business with TM, all
suppliers are also required to adhere to
the Environmental Quality Act 1974,
Factories and Machinery Act, 1967
and the Occupational Safety and Health
Act 1994.
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Initiatives
Corporate Responsibility
AN ENVIRONMENTAL
PERSPECTIVE
ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT
TM Group’s Occupational Safety,
Health and Environmental (OSHE)
Policy addresses the management of
OSHE risk and the environmental
impact of business activities. The
Company’s OSHE Policy is based
on the standard requirements of
OHSAS 18001:1999 and ISO14001:2004,
designed to ensure consistency in
environmental management.
A WORK ENVIRONMENT
PERSPECTIVE
PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT
TM has instituted a transparent on-line
performance management system that is
tied in with the Company’s Balanced
Scorecard. Through this system, Key
Performance Indicators (KPIs) for all
employees are directly related to the
Company’s key business performance
targets. Individual KPIs are identified and
keyed into the system at the beginning
of the year and a mid-term evaluation is
conducted at all levels to ensure that
achievement of targets are on course
and, where necessary, corrective actions
are recommended. A final evaluation is
then conducted at the end of the year.
Payment of bonuses and increments are
then decided, based on the outcome of
the evaluation process.
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EMPLOYEE SATISFACTION MONITORING
Since 1997, TM has conducted an
annual Employee Satisfaction Index
Survey (ESI) to gauge employees’
perceptions of the Company on various
matters such as management and
leadership, compensation,
communications and other workplace
issues. For 2007, 40.0% of employees
were covered by the ESI, with the index
at 75.4% compared with 72.8% in 2006.
EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
TM has adopted a transparent and
objective remuneration and benefits
system for all employees. Companywide benefits provided for all employees
include the Employees Provident Fund
pay-as-you-earn pension scheme,
health and accident insurance, medical
care for families, disability insurance,
maternity and paternity leave, in-house
sports sessions, two child-care centres
(Menara TM and Multimedia College
Taiping), employee counselling,
employee volunteering options during
work hours, on-going learning
opportunities available at the
Multimedia College and access to
academic scholarships.
Remuneration and benefits for the
unionised workforce are mutually
agreed upon between TM and the trade
unions via a Collective Agreement. In
2007, a new agreement was formalised
and signed covering a 3 year period
from January 2007 to December 2009.
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STAFF TRAINING
Career development is one of the main
priorities of the Group HR division. In
2007, each member of staff was
required to attend at least 40 hours of
training related to their functional areas
of work and behavioural competencies,
identified through a yearly competency
assessment exercise. A total of 117,661
trainee days were registered for a total
of 941,288 training hours in the year
under review.
SAFETY & HEALTH
To govern safety and health, the
Company has put in place a safety and
health management system called
OHSAS 18001. In 2007, the Company
set an employee occupational safety
and health target for a 25.0% reduction
in accidents and zero fatalities. The year
saw a 31.2% reduction in accidents. To
raise awareness of safety and health
procedures, the Company organises
regular annual occupational safety and
health campaigns at its head office as
well as at state locations, offering free
health screenings and health talks
conducted by the Company’s panel of
medical doctors. Safety and Health
training is provided to employees in
furtherance of the Company’s goals for
better safety records and in 2007, 400
TM contractors underwent the NIOSH
TM Safety Passport Programme, while
35 staff went through the OSH
Personnel Workshop Programme and
240 staff received the OSHE MS
Awareness Training Programme.
CHILDCARE & EARLY DEVELOPMENT
FACILITY
Provision of childcare services for the
families of employees has always been
a feature of TM’s responsibilities to
stakeholders. At the end of 2007, there
were 128 employees' children, between
the age of 2 months and 6 years,
registered with TM’s childcare and early
development facility, TM Taska. TM
Taska was established to provide quality
and affordable childcare services in
close proximity to the work place for
employees and is in line with the
recommendations set by the Ministry of
Women, Family & Community
Development, Malaysia.
A SOCIAL PERSPECTIVE
STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT
TM is continually engaged with its
various stakeholders such as
government departments and agencies,
regulators, customers, local
communities, the media, suppliers,
trade unions, investors, shareholders
and employees through planned and
unplanned face-to-face meetings and
briefings, dialogue sessions, information
roadshows, newsletters, e-mails, video
and audio conferencing, web streaming,
media briefings/press conferences and
press releases, annual general meeting,
customer satisfaction surveys,
newspaper advertorials and
advertisements and on-line
communication channels such as the
website. TM maintains a highly
communicative culture to ensure
information is shared with stakeholders
beyond the shareholders and financial
community.
COMMUNITY & CHARITABLE
ORGANISATIONS
CR efforts in the community supports
one of the Group’s strategic objectives,
to be a responsible corporate citizen.
TM has taken the effort to integrate CR
in community into its business strategy
and this is reflected in governance,
policy, process and reporting. It is also
included as one of the items in TM’s
annual budgeting process and a Key
Performance Indicator (KPI) which is
monitored as a performance measure
in the Group’s Balanced Scorecard.
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Key
Initiatives
Corporate Responsibility
To ensure responsible and ethical
practices in the management of its
community efforts, TM’s Corporate
Social Responsibility (CSR) and Donations/
Sponsorships Policy and Best Practices
manual sets out the guidelines and the
criteria for the award of donations and
the approval of sponsorships,
recommended allocations, limits of
authority, approval process, budgeting,
monitoring and evaluation of donations
and sponsorships. The policy states that
CSR opportunities and programmes
shall be pursued with professionalism
and guided by the core values of the
TM Group. The CSR policy manual
expects that decisions must be taken
with integrity and the highest regard for
good corporate governance and
transparency. An overview of TM’s CSR
Policy is available at www.tm.com.my.
In line with the policy recommendations,
TM’s community efforts are summarised
and analysed for presentation to the
Board on a quarterly basis.
During 2007, TM also adopted PCG’s
Silver Book Guidelines incorporating the
recommended assessment
methodologies in evaluating value
creation and impact of donations and
sponsorships approved and conducting
periodic reviews of contributions given
for all of TM’s community efforts.
These guidelines include:
•
•
Standardised monthly tracking of
CSR activity by all CSR custodians
in the Group.
Adoption of standardised costbenefits assessment tools on CSR
contributions by all CSR custodians.
Corporate Responsibility
Community service
•
•
•
Adoption of a standardised evaluation
process by all CSR custodians.
Submission of a consolidated
quarterly CSR management report
by the CSR project champion (Group
Corporate Communications Division).
Maintaining a CSR web-page on the
Company’s website.
TM launched its theme “Reaching Out”
which encapsulated the essence of
its corporate citizenship initiatives
in year 2007, a year which saw TM
re-invigorate and consolidate its
commitment to its CSR practices with
the aim of making a difference to
people’s lives both within and outside
the country.
COMMUNITY CAUSES WE SUPPORT
Sustainability is an important element
in TM’s community efforts. Therefore
the emphasis in TM’s community efforts
is towards providing the opportunity to
acquire ‘knowledge or skills’. These are
the tools which will enable the
community to sustain and improve their
lives long after each TM-supported
community project is completed. There
are three key platforms through which
TM’s community efforts are directed:
•
•
•
Education – the focus of which is to
contribute towards human capital
development and capacity building.
Sports Development – the focus of
which is contribution towards
developing sporting talent at
grassroots level, as well as
promoting the nation as an
international sporting destination.
Community and Nation-Building –
the focus of which is towards
providing assistance to the needy
and underprivileged as well as
promoting community development
and nation-building activities while
bridging the digital divide between
urban and rural communities.
TM Group spent in excess of RM73
million towards CR in community efforts
in 2007 as highlighted below:
CR Platform
Amount (RM)
Education
RM32.05 million
Sports Development
RM17.33 million
Community and Nation-Building
RM24.03 million
Total
RM73.41 million
TM IN EDUCATION – PROVIDING
OPPORTUNITY TO PURSUE
KNOWLEDGE
In Education, TM’s objective is to assist
the nation in the development of human
capital and capacity-building, and
thereby meet its socio-economic
developmental goals. Towards this end,
TM has contributed and continues to
contribute through the provision of
scholarships from its foundation,
Yayasan Telekom Malaysia (YTM),
through its own training and staff
development programmes and also
through the establishment of the
Multimedia University.
Education made up the major chunk of
external social contributions, taking up
44.0% of total contributions. The TM
foundation, YTM, was the major
contributor in this area. Established in
1994 and having provided financial
support valued at over RM350 million to
more than 10,070 students to date,
YTM provided over RM32 million in the
form of scholarships and loans to 823
students in various academic level
programmes in the year under review.
Multimedia University (MMU), a tertiary
education institution, was set up in 1997
by TM at a cost of more than RM800
million. Today, the university has 2
campuses – Melaka and Cyberjaya –
with a current student enrolment of
over 21,000. MMU offers programmes
and degrees in creative multimedia,
information technology, management
and engineering from foundation to
doctorate level.
To date, MMU has produced over 13,000
graduates with 96.0% of them gaining
employment within 6 months of
graduation. MMU has an outstanding
pool of international students, totalling
3,771 from 79 countries and has
established 26 centres of excellence.
It is now a major player in research
and development. The establishment of
MMU as a research university also
serves to benefit the nation’s ICT
aspirations which are for the industry to
be a creator and not just a consumer
of technology. Through the
establishment of a local private
university, the nation can have a pool
of talented human resources within its
borders, ensuring sustainability from the
perspective of economic management
and human capital development within
the country.
TM IN SPORTS DEVELOPMENT –
INSTILLING A HEALTHY AND POSITIVE
LIFESTYLE
In Sports Development, TM seeks to
identify and promote grassroots talent
as well as assist in promoting the
nation as an international sporting
destination. Towards the latter, TM has
contributed towards the sponsorship of
several notable events including Liga
Malaysia, the Le Tour de Langkawi,
Monsoon Cup, the JB International
Challenge and the Mount Kinabalu
Climbathon, among others.
These scholarships and loans were
awarded to students to follow academic
programmes at Preparatory, Diploma,
First Degree and Post-Graduate levels
in recognised local and overseas
institutes of higher learning. The
financial support provided also included
that for 700 needy secondary school
students in government schools under
YTM’s Minor Secondary School Scheme
which identifies deserving students for
financial assistance to continue their
studies up to SPM level.
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Liga Malaysia
Cup, an international world-class
professional match-race sailing regatta
in Terengganu, the FEI World Cup Show
Jumping event, the Mount Kinabalu
International Climbathon and the KL
Tower International Jump 2007.
identified core sports in the country,
TM continued to support football;
it was the sport that received the most
contributions from TM in 2007.
Liga Malaysia received RM8.5 million in
support and this has provided an
injection of funds that has benefited the
administration and development of the
game at national and state level.
Year 2007 also saw TM carry its support
for football development even further
by its major sponsorship support of
RM1.2 million for the TM Unileague, a
popular inter-varsity football league
competition, TM’s Syoknya Bola Carnival
(RM2.4 million), TM’s Cage Futsal
(RM1.2 million) and the TM ERA Ole K.O
futsal tournament (RM288,000).
Monsoon Cup
The year 2007 saw TM contribute
RM17.33 million towards Sports
Development, representing 24.0% of its
total allocations to community, in
support of various sports development
causes that benefited individual sports
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as well as fulfilled the nation’s
objectives to promote the country as an
international sports tourism destination.
In response to the Government’s call for
corporate support to help develop
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Other major contributions from TM in
2007 for sports, that helped bring
international sporting attention to the
country, included cash and in-kind
sponsorship support for the Le Tour de
Langkawi, the premier international
level bicycle race in Asia, the Monsoon
TM IN COMMUNITY AND NATIONBUILDING – GIVING THE OPPORTUNITY
TO LEARN NEW SKILLS AND IMPROVE
LIVES
The major focus here is towards
providing assistance to the needy and
underprivileged through donations to
welfare homes, NGOs and charitable
organisations as well as promoting
community development and nationbuilding activities while bridging the
digital divide between urban and rural
communities.
The year 2007 saw TM contributing
RM24.03 million towards various
community and nation-building
initiatives and social activities. This
comprised 33.0% of the total allocation
for CR in the community for the year.
training relevant to the needs of the
business environment. In 2007, TM
spent in excess of RM500,000 to provide
this training and as of end 2007, a total
of 1,053 graduates were re-trained out
of which, 72.1% gained employment
upon completing the programme.
b. School Adoption Programme
This initiative saw TM contributing cash
and in-kind resources in the adoption of
2 rural schools, namely, Sekolah
Kebangsaan Bukit Indera Muda and
Sekolah Kebangsaan Seri Penanti, both in
Bukit Mertajam, Penang under the
national PINTAR programme. The
PINTAR programme, an initiative of the
Ministry of Finance and implemented by
Khazanah Nasional, is an effort to
bridge the digital divide between rural
and urban schools and to enhance their
academic performance.
With an allocation of RM1 million in
cash and in-kind to be utilised over a
3-year period beginning 2007, TM’s
involvement in these schools has been
through the provision of ICT
infrastructure such as broadband
connectivity and PC equipment, ICT
training and instruction, study visits,
motivational talks, IT camps, financial
assistance and scholarships to students
with academic potential as well as
school maintenance and repair. All
these activities were carried out with
the involvement of students, teachers,
parents and the local communities.
Several TM subsidiaries also played a
significant role to ensure the
programme’s success.
PINTAR Programme
a. Graduate Employment Programme
TM initiated a graduate re-training
programme to retrain unemployed
graduates and equip them with skills
relevant to current employment needs.
Called the Certificate in Business
English & Communication Skills
Programme or CiBEC, the program was
carried out in collaboration with the
Business Advanced Technology Centre
of UTM. Kicking off in 2006 and
continuing on in 2007 with a budget of
RM2 million, TM targeted a total of
1,000 graduates and provided them with
intensive English language,
communication and other soft-skills
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NATION-BUILDING INITIATIVES
c. Broadband in Schools
TM kicked off its 3-year broadband
initiative for schools in 2007 through its
TM eSchool project with an allocation of
RM2 million. Having as its goal a target
of adopting 50 schools nation-wide over
this period, TM commenced a pilot
project in the Klang Valley by adopting
3 schools, namely, SMK USJ 12 Subang
Jaya, Selangor, SMK Seksyen 11, Shah
Alam, Selangor and SM(Laki-laki)
Methodist Kuala Lumpur. A further 4
schools have been identified for the
project in and around Kuala Lumpur.
Providing these schools with broadband
access, applications, services and
specialised training for students and
teachers at a cost of over RM781,000,
the project aims to raise awareness of
the benefits and usage of broadband to
enhance learning and research and
improve lifestyles. A TM eSchool web
portal incorporating the Web School
Management System (WSMS) and the
Learning Content Management System
(LMCS) was introduced in the schools
involved to help facilitate the broadband
assimilation process.
d. Blue Ribbon Campaign
TM lent its hand to this nationwide
mobilisation awareness and fund-raising
campaign to improve the lives of
children suffering from cancer in 2007.
The campaign is focused on brightening
the lives of terminally-ill children in
order to allow them to forget their pain,
fear and isolation of their illnesses. The
Blue Ribbon Campaign is part of the
Rainbow of Life Forces (ROLF) which is
a seven-year community CSR campaign
initiated to give hope to all children
regardless of race, religion, background
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a. 50th Year National Day (Merdeka)
Celebrations
For the nation’s 50th year National Day
events in August 2007, the TM Group
spent in excess of RM10 million
through sponsorships and distribution
of the national flag, parade celebrations,
TV commercials, banners and buntings
to celebrate the milestone achievement
of the nation’s independence and
development as well as to help instil
a sense of pride and patriotism
amongst staff, stakeholders and the
general public.
TM Scholars
and nationality. ROLF consists of seven
campaigns, with each campaign tagged
a different colour for each year denoting
support for children in different
situations. The year 2007 was the year
of the blue ribbon. TM weighed in with
RM5.35 million in financial assistance
for the campaign.
The TM Group has always been
sensitive towards the plight of the less
fortunate and the needy. In view of this,
TM continued to provide financial
contributions to NGOs, charitable and
welfare organisations. Groups receiving
aid included senior citizens, the
disabled, the orphaned and the abused.
e. Other Community Initiatives
In keeping with its yearly practice, TM
continued its sponsorship of school
students to the Formula 1 race in
Sepang. Year 2007 saw TM sponsoring
the full cost of tickets, F&B and
transport for 152 underprivileged
students from 5 welfare homes in and
around Kuala Lumpur and Selangor to
witness the world class sporting event.
Other notable contributions from the
Group included cash and in-kind
contributions (prepaid cards) to the
Armed Forces for the Hari Raya
celebrations, assistance to Tabung Haji
pilgrims in the form of prepaid cards
and prayer amenities, cash
contributions for Workers Day and
Warriors Day celebrations as well as
sponsorship support for Federation of
Malaysian Consumer Association’s
(FOMCA) consumer education activities.
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b. Khazanah Global Lecture Series 2007
Initiatied by Khazanah Nasional in
conjunction with the 50th Merdeka
celebrations, the lecture series was
designed to encourage debate and
share intellectual thinking at a global
level for the benefit of the general
Malaysian public. Lectures by prominent
Nobel laureates such as Kofi Annan,
Professor Muhammad Yunus of
Grameen Bank and Professor Joseph
Stiglitz were beamed to selected public
and private universities nationwide via
live video-conferencing and webstreaming facilities with the support of
TM’s in-kind sponsorship assistance
valued at about RM500,000.
c. Langkawi International Maritime &
Aerospace Exhibition 2007
This international biennial event
returned to Langkawi in 2007. Over 500
international and local companies
participated in the event which saw the
display of the latest technologies in the
aerospace and maritime industries in
Langkawi, helping yet again to put the
island on the world map as a major
tourist attraction. TM contributed to this
TelCo Industry Leaders participation in the 50th Merdeka Day celebration
effort by providing sponsorship of
communications infrastructure worth
about RM500,000.
Lanka, Indonesia, Bangladesh,
Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore, India,
Pakistan and Iran.
d. Other Nation-Building Initiative
Other major sponsorships for the year
undertaken by TM in cash and in-kind
contributions in excess of RM2 million
in total were the MSC Asia Pacific ICT
Awards (MSC APICTA) 2007, 10th MSC
International Advisory Panel (IAP)
Meeting, 3rd World Islamic Economic
Forum (WIEF), Langkawi International
Dialogue 2007, Kuala Lumpur
International Film Festival 2007 (KLIFF
2007), GK3 Global Knowledge
Partnership and the Pekan Fest.
In Sri Lanka, Dialog Telekom PLC
(Dialog) continued through its Change
Trust Fund to help disadvantaged
communities across the island through
community projects based on 5 themes
— digital inclusion, empowering the
differently-abled, youth and education,
environment and humanitarianism.
Dialog’s community projects included:
TM in Community – Beyond Malaysian
Shores
CSR initiatives continue to be
extensively pursued in countries abroad
where TM International has business
operations and investments, namely Sri
•
•
Dialog’s Digital Learning Bridge, a
joint project with the Ministry of
Education to minimise differences in
education standards between urban
and rural areas;
Disaster and Emergency Warning
Network (DEWN), a cost effective,
multi-modal mass alert system
which can be used to alert the
general public in the event of a
disaster; and
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Financial
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Corporate Responsibility
•
State-of-the-art Ratmalana Audiology
Centre for the Hearing Impaired.
Dialog has now joined the steering
committee of the United Nations Global
Compact (UNGC), the world’s largest CR
network comprising 4,400 organisations,
to influence other Sri Lankan companies
to adopt UNGC principles.
TM International’s Indonesian subsidiary,
PT Excelcomindo Pratama Tbk (XL),
also launched a broad range of
programmes to address community
needs in the critical areas of education
and community service. In 2007, XL’s
CSR projects included the building of
kindergartens and schools in rural
areas and the establishment of a
much-needed mobile library to service
children from underprivileged
communities. XL also donated
multiplexer equipment to several
universities and provided Internet
connection for the Indonesian Olympiad
Physic Team. In terms of disaster relief,
XL provided free public telephones and
Internet services for flood victims in
Jakarta as well as earthquake survivors
in Yogyakarta and Bengkulu. XL
wrapped up its CSR initiatives for the
year by conferring the Indonesia
Achievement Award to 4 Indonesian
citizens under the categories of Science,
Technology, Education and Culture.
In Bangladesh, TM International
(Bangladesh) Limited (TMIB) focused on
four core values — Education, Health,
Environment and Poverty Eradication –
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under its continuing CSR programme.
Besides awarding annual scholarships
to deserving students, improving the
lives of street children in the greater
metropolitan areas and distributing
winter necessities to underprivileged
citizens, the year saw the company
coming to the aid of Cyclone STDR
survivors in the Patuakhali district.
TM International’s Cambodian
operations, TM International (Cambodia)
Company Limited (TMIC), also initiated
several activities under its CSR efforts
in 2007. A key activity was the provision
of 35 hotline numbers to the Military
Police Headquarters to promote
national security. TMIC also provided
financial aid to thousands of needy
Muslim families in villages throughout
Cambodia in the month of Ramadan.
In Thailand, the Samart Group
continued with its CSR initiatives by
planting 3 million trees under the
I-mobile Stop Global Warming
Campaign, providing scholarships worth
195,000 baht, establishing the Samart
Telecom Technician School and
sponsoring a number of sporting
events.
Other subsidiaries and affiliates initiated
their respective CSR programmes for
the year in the areas of education,
sports development as well as
community and regional projects, to
help continue the tradition of good
corporate citizenry and in furtherance of
good corporate governance.
STATEMENT OF
RESPONSIBILITY BY DIRECTORS
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DIRECTORS’ REPORT
253
SIGNIFICANT ACCOUNTING
POLICIES
261
INCOME STATEMENTS
279
BALANCE SHEETS
280
CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT
OF CHANGES IN EQUITY
282
COMPANY STATEMENT
OF CHANGES IN EQUITY
284
CASH FLOW STATEMENTS
285
NOTES TO THE
FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
286
STATEMENT BY DIRECTORS
409
STATUTORY DECLARATION
409
REPORT OF THE AUDITORS
410
GENERAL INFORMATION
411
Financial Statements
Financial Statements
Statement of
Responsibility by
Directors
Directors’
IN RESPECT OF THE PREPARATION OF THE ANNUAL
AUDITED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
The Directors are required by the Companies Act, 1965 to prepare financial
statements for each year which have been made out in accordance with the
applicable approved accounting standards in Malaysia and give a true and fair view
of the state of affairs of the Group and the Company at the end of the year and of
the results and cash flows of the Group and the Company for the year.
1.
2.
adopted appropriate accounting policies and applied them consistently;
•
made judgements and estimates that are reasonable and prudent;
•
ensured that all applicable approved accounting standards have been followed;
and
•
prepared financial statements on the going concern basis as the Directors have
a reasonable expectation, having made enquiries, that the Group and the
Company have adequate resources to continue in operational existence for the
foreseeable future.
The Directors have pleasure in submitting their annual report and the audited financial statements of the Group and the
Company for the year ended 31 December 2007.
PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES
In preparing the financial statements, the Directors have:
•
Report
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2007
The principal activities of the Company during the year are the establishment, maintenance and provision of
telecommunication and related services under the licence issued by the Ministry of Energy, Water and Communications.
The principal activities of the subsidiaries are set out in note 50 to the financial statements.
There was no significant change in the nature of these activities during the year except that the Group disposed its
national payphone network and related services following the sale of its wholly owned subsidiary, TM Payphone Sdn Bhd
(now known as Pernec Paypoint Sdn Bhd). In addition, a subsidiary, TM Net Sdn Bhd transferred the Internet and
broadband business to the Company with effect from 1 January 2007 to focus on content and application development
for Internet services.
RESULTS
The Directors have the responsibility to ensure that the Group and the Company
keeps accounting records which disclose with reasonable accuracy the financial
position of the Group and the Company and which enable them to ensure the
financial statements comply with the Companies Act, 1965.
3.
The Directors have the overall responsibilities to take such steps as are reasonably
open to them to safeguard the assets of the Group and for establishment and
implementation of appropriate accounting and internal control systems for the
prevention and detection of fraud and other irregularities.
4.
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The results of the operations of the Group and the Company for the year were as follows:
The Group
RM million
The Company
RM million
Profit for the year attributable to:
– Equity holders of the Company
– Minority interests
2,547.7
83.9
998.9
—
Profit for the year
2,631.6
998.9
In the opinion of the Directors, the results of the operations of the Group and the Company during the year were not
substantially affected by any item, transaction or event of a material and unusual nature.
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for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
DIVIDENDS
5.
EMPLOYEES’ SHARE OPTION SCHEME (continued)
Since the end of the previous year, the dividends paid, declared or proposed on ordinary shares by the Company are as
follows:
RM million
(a)
(b)
(c)
In respect of the year ended 31 December 2006, a final gross dividend of 30.0 sen per share
less tax at 27.0% was paid on 12 June 2007
Options
vested
during
2007
Number of
options
exercised
during
2007
Lapsed on
31.7.2007#
Balance
as at
31.12.2007
Name
Designation
Dato’ Yusof Annuar
Yaacob
Chief Executive
Officer
TM International
Berhad
27,000 1
116,700 2
27,000
116,700
—
Hashim
Mohammed
Group Chief Auditor
27,000 1
34,700 2
116,600 2
27,000
151,300
—
Dennis Koh
Seng Huat
Chief Executive
Officer
VADS Berhad
34,700 2
116,600 2
—
151,300
—
Prof Datuk Dr
Ghauth Jasmon
Former President,
Universiti Telekom
Sdn Bhd (resigned
on 31.12.2007)
34,700 2
116,600 2
—
151,300
—
749.5
In respect of the year ended 31 December 2007
(i) an interim gross dividend of 26.0 sen per share less tax at 27.0% was paid on
4 September 2007
(ii) a special dividend of 65.0 sen per share less tax at 26.0% was paid on 31 January 2008
652.9
1,654.5
In respect of the year ended 31 December 2007, the Directors now recommend a final gross dividend of 22.0 sen
per share less tax at 26.0% subject to the shareholders’ approval at the forthcoming Twenty-Third Annual General
Meeting (23rd AGM) of the Company.
EMPLOYEES’ SHARE OPTION SCHEME
6.
Number of
options
granted/
vested as
at 1.1.2007
Details of the Company’s Employees’ Share Option Scheme (ESOS 3), which expired on 31 July 2007, are as disclosed in
note 12(a) to the financial statements.
The Company has been granted an exemption by the Companies Commission of Malaysia via a letter dated 18 February
2008 from having to disclose in this report the names of the persons to whom options have been granted during the
year and details of their holdings pursuant to Section 169(11) of the Companies Act, 1965, except for information on
employees who were granted options representing 100,000 ordinary shares and above.
The Company has not granted any options during the year ended 31 December 2007. However, the following employees
who were granted options under the Performance Linked Option Scheme (PLES) in 2005 have more than 100,000 of the
PLES options vested during the year.
Number of
options
granted/
vested as
at 1.1.2007
Options
vested
during
2007
Number of
options
exercised
during
2007
Lapsed on
31.7.2007 #
Balance
as at
31.12.2007
Name
Designation
Dato’ Sri Abdul
Wahid Omar
Group Chief
Executive Officer
53,700 2
652,500 2
250,000
456,200
—
Datuk Bazlan
Osman
Group Chief
Financial Officer
27,000 1
34,700 2
116,600 2
27,000
151,300
—
1
2
#
These options were granted at RM9.22 per share
These options were granted at RM10.24 per share under the PLES
These options have expired on 31 July 2007 and any unexercised options were deemed lapsed
SHARE CAPITAL
7.
On 8 May 2007, the authorised share capital of the Company was increased to include 2,000 Class C Non-Convertible
Redeemable Preference Shares of RM1.00 each and 1,000 Class D Non-Convertible Redeemable Preference Shares of
RM1.00 each.
8.
During the year, the issued and fully paid-up share capital of the Company was increased by the issuance of 42,152,800
ordinary shares of RM1.00 each for cash under ESOS 3 and PLES, detailed as follows:
Number of ordinary shares of RM1.00 each issued
Exercise price per share
18,934,000
13,000
2,170,000
15,838,300
4,864,000
333,500
RM7.09
RM8.02
RM9.32
RM9.22
RM8.69
RM10.24
These shares rank pari-passu in all respects with the existing issued ordinary shares of the Company.
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for the year ended 31 December 2007
SHARE CAPITAL (continued)
STATUTORY INFORMATION ON THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
9.
13. Before the financial statements of the Group and the Company were prepared, the Directors took reasonable steps to:
On 20 July 2007, the Company redeemed 1,000 Class A Redeemable Preference Shares (RPS) (TM RPS A) and 1,000 Class
B RPS (TM RPS B) that was issued in 2003 to Rebung Utama Sdn Bhd, a special purpose entity of the Company, as part
of the exchange of TM Islamic Stapled Income Securities with the existing Tekad Mercu bonds as explained in paragraph
10 below.
(a)
ascertain that actions had been taken in relation to the writing off of bad debts and the making of allowance for
doubtful debts and satisfied themselves that all known bad debts had been written off and that adequate allowance
had been made for doubtful debts; and
(b)
ensure that any current assets which were unlikely to be realised at their book value in the ordinary course of
business had been written down to their expected realisable values.
NON-CONVERTIBLE REDEEMABLE PREFERENCE SHARES (NCRPS)
10. On 20 July 2007, the Company had, through itself and its wholly owned subsidiary, Hijrah Pertama Berhad (HPB), issued
the TM Islamic Stapled Income Securities (TM ISIS) consisting of:
(a)
(b)
14. At the date of this report, the Directors are not aware of any circumstances which:
(i)
RM2.0 million Class C Non-Convertible Redeemable Preference Shares (NCRPS) (TM NCRPS C) consisting of
2,000 Class C NCRPS of RM1.00 each at a premium of RM999 issued by the Company at an issue price of
RM1,000 each;
(a)
would render the amounts written off for bad debts or the amount of allowance for doubtful debts in the financial
statements of the Group and the Company inadequate to any substantial extent or the values attributed to current
assets in the financial statements of the Group and the Company misleading; and
(ii)
Sukuk Ijarah Class A of nominal value RM1,998.0 million issued by HPB; and
(b)
have arisen which render adherence to the existing method of valuation of assets or liabilities of the Group and the
Company misleading or inappropriate.
(i)
RM925,000 Class D NCRPS (TM NCRPS D) consisting of 925 Class D NCRPS of RM1.00 each at a premium of
RM999 issued by the Company at an issue price of RM1,000 each;
(ii)
Sukuk Ijarah Class B of nominal value RM924,075,000 issued by HPB.
Details of TM NCRPS C, TM NCRPS D, Sukuk Ijarah Class A and B are set out in note 14(g)(I) and (II) to the financial
statements.
11. The TM NCRPS shall rank pari-passu among themselves but below the Special Share and ahead of the ordinary shares
of the Company in a distribution of capital in the event of the winding up or liquidation of the Company.
The TM NCRPS are effectively linked to the Sukuk in that the TM NCRPS and the Sukuk are issued simultaneously to
the same parties and the periodic distribution obligations under the Sukuk are dependent on the payments made under
the TM NCRPS. The outstanding amount of Sukuk Ijarah Class A and B are treated as borrowing by the Company as the
Sukuk are effectively obligations of the Company.
The issuance of the TM ISIS was made in exchange for the existing RM3,000.0 million redeemable unsecured bonds
(Tekad Mercu bonds) issued by a special purpose entity Tekad Mercu Berhad. Details of the exchange transaction is
explained in note 14(g) to the financial statements.
15. In the interval between the end of the year and the date of this report:
(a)
no items, transactions or other events of material and unusual nature has arisen which, in the opinion of the
Directors, would substantially affect the results of the operations of the Group and the Company for the year in
which this report is made; and
(b)
no charge has arisen on the assets of any company in the Group which secures the liability of any other person
nor has any contingent liability arisen in any company in the Group except as disclosed in note 45(c)(i) to the
financial statements.
16. No contingent or other liability of any company in the Group has become enforceable or is likely to become enforceable
within the period of 12 months after the end of the year which, in the opinion of the Directors, will or may affect the
ability of the Group or the Company to meet their obligations when they fall due.
17. At the date of this report, the Directors are not aware of any circumstances not otherwise dealt with in this report or
the financial statements of the Group and the Company, which would render any amount stated in the financial
statements misleading.
The TM ISIS are classified as debt instruments and hence are reported as liabilities. Consequently, dividend payable
under TM NCRPS and rental payable under Sukuk are reported as finance cost.
MOVEMENTS ON RESERVES AND PROVISIONS
12. All material transfers to or from reserves or provisions during the year have been disclosed in the financial statements.
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for the year ended 31 December 2007
DIRECTORS
DIRECTORS’ INTEREST (continued)
18. The Directors in office since the date of the last report are as follows:
Directors
Number of options over ordinary shares of RM1.00 each
Alternate Director
Interest in the Company
Tan Sri Dato’ Ir Muhammad Radzi Hj Mansor
Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid Omar
Datuk Zalekha Hassan
(appointed on 9 January 2008)
Dyg Sadiah Abg Bohan
(appointed on 9 January 2008)
Dato’ Ahmad Hj Hashim
(resigned on 7 January 2008)
Dyg Sadiah Abg Bohan
(ceased on 7 January 2008)
Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid Omar
1
2
*
Balance at
1.1.2007
Vested
Exercised
Lapsed*
Balance at
31.12.2007
53,700 1
652,500 2
250,000
456,200
—
Options granted and vested under PLES on 6 September 2005 as detailed in note 12(a) to the financial statements
Options granted in 2005 under PLES and vested on 24 April 2007
These options have expired on 31 July 2007 and any unexercised options were deemed lapsed
Dato’ Azman Mokhtar
Number of ordinary shares of RM1.00 each
Dato’ Ir Dr Abdul Rahim Daud
Balance at
1.1.2007
Bought
Sold
Share split
Balance at
31.12.2007
Tan Sri Dato’ Ir Muhammad
Radzi Hj Mansor
15,000
—
—
15,000 3
30,000
Dato’ Ir Dr Abdul Rahim Daud
15,000
—
—
15,000 3
30,000
Dato’ Lim Kheng Guan
Interest in VADS Berhad
YB Datuk Nur Jazlan Tan Sri Mohamed
Ir Prabahar NK Singam
Rosli Man
19. In accordance with the Article 98 (2) of the Company’s Article of Association, Datuk Zalekha Hassan who was appointed
to the Board before the general meeting, shall retire from the Board at the Company’s 23rd AGM and being eligible,
offers herself for re-election.
20. According to Article 103 of the Company’s Articles of Association, Dato’ Ir Dr Abdul Rahim Daud, YB Datuk Nur Jazlan
Tan Sri Mohamed and Dato’ Azman Mokhtar shall retire by rotation from the Board at the Company’s 23rd AGM and
being eligible offer themselves for re-election.
21. Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid Omar who is also retiring by rotation pursuant to Article 103, will not seek re-election and will
therefore retire as a Director of the Company upon conclusion of the 23rd AGM of the Company. However, he will remain
as Group Chief Executive Officer thereafter.
of RM0.50 each #
#
3
On 25 October 2007, VADS Berhad’s existing ordinary shares of RM1.00 each was subdivided into 2 ordinary shares
of RM0.50 each following a share split exercise
Additional shares created due to share split exercise carried out by VADS Berhad
23. In accordance with the Register of Directors’ Shareholdings, none of the other Directors who held office at the end of
the year have any direct or indirect interests in the shares and options over ordinary shares in the Company and its
related corporations during the year.
DIRECTORS’ BENEFITS
DIRECTORS’ INTEREST
22. In accordance with the Register of Directors’ Shareholdings, the Directors who held office at the end of the year and
have interest in shares and options over shares in the Company and subsidiaries are as follows:
Number of ordinary shares of RM1.00 each
Interest in the Company
Balance at
1.1.2007
Bought
123,500
—
Tan Sri Dato’ Ir Muhammad Radzi Hj Mansor
Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid Omar
Dato’ Ir Dr Abdul Rahim Daud
@
—
250,000
145,000
—
@
Sold
Balance at
31.12.2007
1,500
122,000
—
250,000
—
145,000
24. Since the end of the previous year, none of the Directors have received or become entitled to receive any benefit (except
for the Directors’ fees, remuneration and other emoluments as disclosed in note 5(b) to the financial statements) by
reason of a contract made by the Company or a related corporation with the Director or with a firm of which he is a
member or with a company in which he has a substantial financial interest and any benefit that may deem to have been
received by certain Directors.
Neither during nor at the end of the year was the Company or any of its related corporations, a party to any arrangement
with the object(s) of enabling the Directors to acquire benefits by means of the acquisition of shares in, or debentures
of the Company or any other body corporate.
Being options under PLES exercised during the year
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Financial Statements
Statements
Directors’ Report
for the year ended 31 December 2007
Significant
AUDITORS
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2007
25. The auditors, PricewaterhouseCoopers, have expressed their willingness to continue in office.
In accordance with a resolution of the Board of Directors dated 26 February 2008.
The following accounting policies have been used consistently in dealing with items that are considered material in relation
to the financial statements, and have been consistently applied to all the years presented, unless otherwise stated.
1.
TAN SRI DATO’ Ir MUHAMMAD RADZI HJ MANSOR
Chairman
DATO’ SRI ABDUL WAHID OMAR
Group Chief Executive Officer
Accounting
Policies
BASIS OF PREPARATION OF THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
The financial statements of the Group and the Company have been prepared in accordance with the provisions of the
Companies Act, 1965 and Financial Reporting Standards, the Malaysian Accounting Standards Board (MASB) approved
accounting standards in Malaysia for Entities Other Than Private Entities. The Group and the Company had adopted new
and revised Financial Reporting Standards which are mandatory for the Group’s and the Company’s financial year
beginning on 1 January 2007 as described in (a) below.
The financial statements have been prepared under the historical cost convention except as disclosed in the Significant
Accounting Policies below.
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with Financial Reporting Standards, requires the use of certain
critical accounting estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and the
disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements, and the reported amounts of the
revenue and expenses during the reported period. It also requires Directors to exercise their judgement in the process
of applying the Group’s accounting policies. Although these estimates and judgement are based on the Directors’ best
knowledge of current events and actions, actual results may differ.
The areas involving a higher degree of judgement or complexity, or areas where assumptions and estimates are
significant to the Group’s and the Company’s financial statements are disclosed in note 2 to the financial statements.
(a) Standards and amendments to published standards that are effective
The new accounting standards and amendments to published standards effective for the Group’s and the Company’s
financial year beginning on 1 January 2007 are as follows:
•
FRS 6
Exploration for and Evaluation of Mineral Resources
•
FRS 117
Leases
•
FRS 124
Related Party Disclosures
•
Amendments to FRS 119
Employee Benefits – Actuarial Gains and Losses, Group Plans and Disclosures – in
relation to the option of an alternative recognition approach for actuarial gains and
losses.
•
TR i-1
Accounting for Zakat on Business
•
TR i-2
Ijarah
All changes in the accounting policies, where applicable have been made in accordance with the transitional
provisions in the respective standards and amendments to the published standards. All standards and amendments
to the published standards, where applicable adopted by the Group require retrospective application.
A summary of the impact of the new accounting standards and amendments to the published standards on the
financial statements of the Group and the Company is set out in note 53 to the financial statements.
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Statements
Significant Accounting Policies
Significant Accounting Policies
for the year ended 31 December 2007
1.
for the year ended 31 December 2007
BASIS OF PREPARATION OF THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(b) Standards, amendments to published standards and Interpretations Committee (IC) Interpretations that are not
yet effective and have not been early adopted
The new standards, amendments to published standards and IC Interpretations which are effective for accounting
periods beginning on or after 1 July 2007 and hence are mandatory for the Group’s and the Company’s financial
year beginning on 1 January 2008, which the Group and the Company have not early adopted, are as follows:
(i)
1.
BASIS OF PREPARATION OF THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS (continued)
(b) Standards, amendments to published standards and Interpretations Committee (IC) Interpretations that are not
yet effective and have not been early adopted (continued)
(i)
Standards, amendments to published standards and Interpretations Committee (IC) Interpretations that are
relevant for the Group’s and the Company’s operations (continued)
IC Interpretation 8 clarifies that FRS 2 "Share-based Payment" applies even in the absence of specifically
identifiable goods or services.
Standards, amendments to published standards and Interpretations Committee (IC) Interpretations that are
relevant for the Group’s and the Company’s operations
With the exception of FRS 139, the above standards, amendments to published standards and Interpretations
to existing standards are not anticipated to have any significant impact to the financial position of the Group
and the Company.
•
FRS 107
Cash Flow Statements
•
FRS 112
Income Taxes
•
FRS 118
Revenue
•
FRS 120
Accounting for Government Grants and Disclosure of Government Assistance
•
FRS 134
Interim Financial Reporting
•
FRS 137
Provisions, Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets
•
FRS 139
Financial Instruments: Recognition and Measurement (effective date yet to be
determined by MASB)
•
FRS 111
Construction Contracts
•
Amendments to FRS 121 The Effects of Changes in Foreign Rates – Net Investment in Foreign Operations
•
IC Interpretation 2
Members’ Shares in Co-operative Entities & Similar Instruments
•
IC Interpretation 1
Changes in Existing Decommissioning Restoration & Similar Liabilities
•
IC Interpretation 5
•
IC Interpretation 8
Scope of FRS 2
Rights to Interests arising from Decommissioning, Restoration & Environmental
Rehabilitation Funds
•
IC Interpretation 6
Liabilities arising from Participating in a Specific Market-Waste Electrical &
Electronic Equipment
•
IC Interpretation 7
Applying the Restatement Approach under IAS 29 “Financial Reporting in
Hyperinflationary Economies”
The Group and the Company will apply the above revised standards, amendments to published standards and
IC Interpretations where applicable from financial year beginning on 1 January 2008.
(ii)
Standards and IC Interpretations to existing standards that are not relevant or material for the Group’s operations
FRS 107, FRS 118, FRS 134 and FRS 137 have no significant changes compared to the original standards.
FRS 112 removes the requirements that prohibit recognition of deferred tax on unutilised reinvestment
allowances or other allowances in excess of capital allowances.
FRS 111 has no significant changes compared to the original standards.
FRS 120 allows the alternative treatment of recording non-monetary government grant at nominal amount on
initial recognition.
Amendment to FRS 121 requires exchange differences on monetary items that form part of the net investment
in a foreign operation to be recognised in equity instead of in profit or loss regardless of the currency in which
these items are denominated in.
FRS 139 establishes principles for recognising and measuring financial assets, financial liabilities and some
contracts to buy and sell non-financial items. Hedge accounting is permitted only under strict circumstances.
The Group has applied the transitional provision in FRS 139 which exempts entities from disclosing the possible
impact arising from the initial application of this standard on the financial statements of the Company. The
Group will apply this standard when effective.
IC Interpretation 1 deals with changes in the estimated timing or amount of the outflow of resources required
to settle the obligation or a change in the discount rate.
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IC Interpretation 2 deals with liability or equity classification of financial instruments which give the holder the
right to request redemption, but subject to limits on whether it will be redeemed.
IC Interpretation 5 deals with accounting in the financial statements of a contributor for its interests arising
from decommissioning funds.
IC Interpretation 6 provides guidance on the recognition, in the financial statements of producers, of liabilities
for waste management under the European Union Directive in respect of sales of historical household
equipment.
IC Interpretation 7 provides guidance on how to apply the requirements of FRS 129 in a reporting period in
which an entity identifies the existence of hyperinflationary in the economy of its functional currency, when that
economy was not hyperinflationary in the prior period.
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Significant Accounting Policies
Significant Accounting Policies
for the year ended 31 December 2007
2.
ECONOMIC ENTITIES IN THE GROUP
for the year ended 31 December 2007
2.
ECONOMIC ENTITIES IN THE GROUP (continued)
(a) Subsidiaries
Subsidiaries are those corporations or other entities (including special purpose entities) in which the Group has
power to exercise control over the financial and operating policies so as to obtain benefits from their activities,
generally accompanying a shareholding of more than one half of the voting rights. The existence and effect of
potential voting rights that are currently exercisable or convertible are considered when assessing whether the
Group controls another entity.
(a) Subsidiaries (continued)
Minority interests represent that portion of the profit or loss and net assets of subsidiaries attributable to equity
interest that are not owned, directly or indirectly through the subsidiaries by the parent. It is measured at the
minorities’ share of the fair values of the subsidiaries’ identifiable assets and liabilities at the acquisition date and
the minorities’ share of changes in subsidiaries’ equity since that date. Separate disclosure is made of minority
interests.
Subsidiaries are consolidated using the purchase method of accounting except for the following business
combinations which were accounted for using the merger method:
Where more than one exchange transaction is involved, any adjustment to the fair value of the subsidiary’s
identifiable assets, liabilities and contingent liabilities relating to previously held interests of the Group is accounted
for as a revaluation.
•
subsidiaries that were consolidated prior to 1 April 2002 in accordance with Malaysian Accounting Standard 2
‘Accounting for Acquisitions and Mergers’, the generally accepted accounting principles prevailing at that time
•
business combinations consolidated on/after 1 April 2002 but with agreement dates before 1 January 2006 that
meet the conditions of a merger as set out in FRS 1222004 ‘Business Combinations’
•
internal group reorganisations, as defined in FRS 1222004, consolidated on/after 1 April 2002 but with agreement
dates before 1 January 2006 where:
•
–
the ultimate shareholders remain the same, and the rights of each such shareholder, relative to the others,
are unchanged; and
–
the minorities' share of net assets of the Group is not altered by the transfer
business combinations involving entities or businesses under common control with agreement dates on/after
1 January 2006
The Group has taken advantage of the exemption provided by FRS 1222004 and FRS 3 to apply these Standards
prospectively.
Under the purchase method of accounting, subsidiaries are fully consolidated from the date on which control is
transferred to the Group and are excluded from consolidation from the date that control ceases. The cost of an
acquisition is measured as the fair value of the assets given, equity instruments issued and liabilities incurred or
assumed at the date of exchange, plus costs directly attributable to the acquisition.
Identifiable assets acquired and liabilities and contingent liabilities assumed in a business combination are
measured initially at their fair values at the acquisition date, irrespective of the extent of any minority interest. The
excess of the cost of acquisition over the fair value of the Group’s share of the identifiable net assets acquired at
the date of acquisition is recorded as goodwill (see Significant Accounting Policies note 3(a)). If the cost of
acquisition is less than the fair value of the net assets of the subsidiary acquired, the difference is recognised
directly in the Consolidated Income Statement.
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Under the merger method of accounting, the results of subsidiaries are presented as if the merger had been
effected throughout the current and previous years. The assets and liabilities combined are accounted for based on
the carrying amounts from the perspective of the common control shareholder at the date of transfer. On
consolidation, the cost of the merger is cancelled with the values of the shares received. Any resulting credit
difference is classified as equity and regarded as a non-distributable reserve. Any resulting debit difference is
adjusted against any suitable reserve. Any share premium, capital redemption reserve and any other reserves which
are attributable to share capital of the merged enterprises, to the extent that they have not been capitalised by a
debit difference, are reclassified and presented as movement in other capital reserves.
Intragroup transactions, balances and unrealised gains or losses on transactions between Group companies are
eliminated. Accounting policies of subsidiaries have been changed where necessary to ensure consistency with the
accounting policies adopted by the Group.
The gain or loss on disposal of a subsidiary is the difference between the net disposal proceeds and the Group’s
share of the subsidiary’s net assets as of the date of disposal, including the cumulative amount of any exchange
differences that relate to that subsidiary which were previously recognised in equity, and is recognised in the
Consolidated Income Statement.
(b) Transactions with Minority Interests
The Group applies a policy of treating transactions with minority interests as transactions with parties external to
the Group. Disposals to minority interests result in gains and losses for the Group that are recorded in the Income
Statement. Purchases from minority interests result in goodwill, being the difference between any consideration paid
and the relevant share of the carrying value of net assets of the subsidiary acquired.
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2.
ECONOMIC ENTITIES IN THE GROUP (continued)
(c)
for the year ended 31 December 2007
2.
Jointly Controlled Entities
Jointly controlled entities are corporations, partnerships or other entities over which there is contractually agreed
sharing of control by the Group with one or more parties where the strategic financial and operation decisions
relating to the entity requires unanimous consent of the parties sharing control.
ECONOMIC ENTITIES IN THE GROUP (continued)
(d) Associates (continued)
The results of associates are taken from the most recent unaudited financial statements of the associates
concerned, made up to dates not more than 3 months prior to the end of the financial year of the Group.
Unrealised gains on transactions between the Group and its associates are eliminated to the extent of the Group’s
interest in the associates; unrealised losses are also eliminated unless the transaction provides evidence of an
impairment of the asset transferred. Where necessary, in applying the equity method, appropriate adjustments are
made to the financial statements of the associates to ensure consistency of accounting policies with those of the
Group.
The Group’s interest in jointly controlled entities is accounted for in the consolidated financial statements using the
equity method of accounting. Equity accounting involves recognising the Group’s share of the post acquisition results
of the jointly controlled entities in the Consolidated Income Statement and its share of post acquisition movement
within reserve in reserves. The cumulative post acquisition movements are adjusted against the cost of the
investment and includes goodwill on acquisition (net of accumulated impairment loss).
Dilution gains and losses are recognised in the Income Statement.
The results of jointly controlled entities are taken from the most recent unaudited financial statements of the jointly
controlled entities concerned, made up to dates not more than 3 months prior to the end of the financial year of
the Group.
For incremental interest in associates, the date of acquisition is the date at which significant influence is obtained.
Goodwill is calculated at each purchase date based on the fair value of assets and liabilities identified. The
previously acquired stake is stepped up to fair value and the share of profits and equity movements for the
previously acquired stake are not recognised since they are embedded in the step up.
Equity accounting is discontinued when the Group ceases to have joint control in the jointly controlled entities.
The Group recognises the portion of gains or losses on the sale of assets by the Group to the jointly controlled
entities that is attributable to the other venturers. The Group does not recognise its share of profits or losses from
the jointly controlled entities that result from the purchase of assets by the Group from the jointly controlled entities
until it resells the assets to an independent party. However, a loss on the transaction is recognised immediately if
the loss provides evidence of a reduction in the net realisable value of current assets or an impairment loss. Where
necessary, in applying the equity method, adjustments are made to the financial statements of jointly controlled
entities to ensure consistency of the accounting policies with those of the Group.
(d) Associates
Associates are corporations, partnerships or other entities in which the Group exercises significant influence but
which it does not control, generally accompanying a shareholding of between 20% and 50% of the voting rights.
Significant influence is the power to participate in the financial and operating policy decisions of the associates but
not control over those policies.
Investments in associates are accounted for in the consolidated financial statements using the equity method of
accounting. Equity accounting is discontinued when the Group ceases to have significant influence over the
associates. The Group’s investments in associates includes goodwill identified on acquisition, net of any accumulated
impairment loss (see Significant Accounting Policies note 3(a)).
The Group’s share of its associates’ post-acquisition profits or losses is recognised in the Consolidated Income
Statement, and its share of post-acquisition movements in reserves is recognised within reserves. The cumulative
post-acquisition movements are adjusted against the carrying amount of the investments. When the Group’s share
of losses in an associate equals or exceeds its interest in the associate, including any other unsecured receivables,
the Group’s interest is reduced to nil and recognition of further loss is discontinued except to the extent that the
Group has incurred legal or constructive obligations or made payments on behalf of the associate.
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3.
INTANGIBLE ASSETS
(a) Goodwill
Goodwill represents the excess of the cost of acquisition of subsidiaries, jointly controlled entities and associates
over the Group’s share of the fair value of the identifiable net assets including contingent liabilities of subsidiaries,
jointly controlled entities and associates at the date of acquisition. Goodwill on acquisition occurring on or after 1
January 2002 in respect of a subsidiary is included in the Consolidated Balance Sheet as an intangible asset.
Goodwill is carried at cost less accumulated impairment losses. Goodwill is tested for impairment at least annually,
or when events or circumstances occur indicating that an impairment may exist. Impairment of goodwill is charged
to the Consolidated Income Statement as and when it arises. Impairment losses on goodwill are not reversed. Gains
and losses on the disposal of an entity include the carrying amount of goodwill relating to the entity disposed.
Goodwill is allocated to cash-generating units for the purpose of impairment testing. Each cash-generating unit or
a group of cash-generating units represents the lowest level within the Group at which goodwill is monitored for
internal management purposes and which are expected to benefit from the synergies of the combination. The Group
allocates goodwill to each business segment in each country in which it operates.
Goodwill on acquisition of jointly controlled entities and associates occurring on or after 1 January 2002 is included
in the investments in jointly controlled entities and associates respectively. Such goodwill is tested for impairment
as part of the overall balance.
Goodwill on acquisitions that occurred prior to 1 January 2002 was written off against reserves in the year of acquisition.
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3.
for the year ended 31 December 2007
INTANGIBLE ASSETS (continued)
4.
(b) Licences
Acquired licences are shown at cost. Licences have finite useful lives and are carried at cost less accumulated
amortisation. Amortisation is calculated using straight line method, from the effective date of commercialisation of
services, subject to impairment, to the end of the assignment period. Licences are not revalued.
4.
PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT (continued)
(d) Gains or Losses on Disposal
Gains or losses on disposal are determined by comparing the proceeds with the carrying amount of the related
asset and are included in the Income Statement.
(e) Asset Exchange Transaction
Property, plant and equipment may be acquired in exchange for a non-monetary asset or for a combination of
monetary and non-monetary assets and is measured at fair values unless;
PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT
Property, plant and equipment are stated at cost less accumulated depreciation and impairment losses. Cost includes
expenditure that is directly attributable to the acquisition of the items.
(a) Cost
Cost of telecommunication network comprises expenditure up to and including the last distribution point before the
customers’ premises and includes contractors' charges, materials, direct labour and related overheads. The cost of
other property, plant and equipment comprises their purchase cost and any incidental cost of acquisition. These
costs include the costs of dismantling, removal and restoration, the obligation which was incurred as a consequence
of installing the asset.
Subsequent cost is included in the carrying amount of the asset or recognised as appropriate only when it is
probable that the future economic benefit associated with the item will flow to the Group and the cost of the item
can be measured reliably. The carrying value of the replaced part is derecognised. All other repairs and maintenance
are charged to the Income Statement during the period in which they are incurred.
(b) Depreciation
Freehold land is not depreciated as it has an infinite life. Other property, plant and equipment are depreciated on
a straight line basis to write off the cost of the assets to their residual values over their estimated useful lives in
years as summarised below:
Telecommunication network
Movable plant and equipment
Computer support systems
Buildings
3
5
3
5
–
–
–
–
20
8
5
40
Depreciation on property, plant and equipment under construction commences when the property, plant and
equipment are ready for their intended use. Depreciation on property, plant and equipment ceases at the earlier of
derecognition and classification as held for sale.
(i)
the exchange transaction lacks commercial substance; or
(ii)
the fair value of neither the assets received nor the assets given up can be measured reliably.
The acquired item is measured in this way even if the Group cannot immediately derecognise the assets given up. If
the acquired item is not measured at fair value, its cost is measured at the carrying amount of the asset given up.
(f)
5.
Repairs and Maintenance
Repairs and maintenance are charged to the Income Statement during the period in which they are incurred. The
cost of major renovations is included in the carrying amount of the asset when it is probable that future economic
benefits in excess of the originally assessed standard of performance of the existing asset will flow to the Group.
This cost is depreciated over the remaining useful life of the related asset.
INVESTMENT PROPERTIES
Investment properties, principally comprising land and office buildings, are held for long term rental yields or for capital
appreciation or for both, and are not occupied by the Group or the Company.
Investment properties are carried at cost less accumulated depreciation and impairment losses. Investment properties
are depreciated on a straight line basis to write off the cost of the investment properties to their residual values over
their estimated useful lives in years as summarised below:
Leasehold land
Buildings
over the period of the respective leases
5 – 40
On disposal of an investment property, or when it is permanently withdrawn from use and no future economic benefits
are expected, then it shall be derecognised (eliminated from balance sheet). The difference between the net disposal
proceeds and the carrying amount is recognised as profit or loss in the period of the retirement or disposal.
The assets’ residual values and useful lives are reviewed and adjusted as appropriate at each balance sheet date.
(c)
Impairment
At each balance sheet date, the Group assesses whether there is any indication of impairment. If such indication
exists, an analysis is performed to assess whether the carrying value of the asset is fully recoverable. A write down
is made if the carrying value exceeds the recoverable amount (see Significant Accounting Policies note 8 on
Impairment of Assets).
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6.
LAND HELD FOR PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT
for the year ended 31 December 2007
8.
Land held for property development consists of land on which no significant development work has been undertaken or
where development activities are not expected to be completed within the normal operating cycle. Such land is classified
as non-current asset and is stated at cost less accumulated impairment losses.
Cost associated with the acquisition of land includes the purchase price of the land, professional fees, stamp duties,
commissions, conversion fees and other relevant levies. Where an indication of impairment exists, the carrying amount
of the asset is assessed and written down immediately to its recoverable amount (see Significant Accounting Policies
note 8 on Impairment of Assets).
7.
IMPAIRMENT OF ASSETS (continued)
The impairment loss is charged to the Income Statement unless it reverses a previous revaluation in which case it is
charged to the revaluation surplus. Impairment losses on goodwill are not reversed. In respect of other assets, any
subsequent increase in recoverable amount is recognised in the Income Statement unless it reverses an impairment loss
on revalued asset in which case it is taken to revaluation surplus.
9.
GOVERNMENT GRANTS
Grants from the government are recognised at their fair value where there is a reasonable assurance that the grant will
be received and the Group will comply with all attached conditions.
Land held for property development is transferred to property development cost (under current assets) when development
activities have commenced and where the development activities can be completed within the Company’s normal
operating cycle of 2 to 5 years.
Government grants relating to costs are deferred and recognised in the Income Statement over the financial period
necessary to match them with the costs they are intended to compensate.
INVESTMENTS
Government grants relating to the purchase of assets are included in non-current liabilities as deferred income and are
credited to the Income Statement on the straight line basis over the estimated useful lives of the related assets.
Investments in subsidiaries, jointly controlled entities and associates are stated at cost less accumulated impairment
losses. Where an indication of impairment exists, the carrying amount of the investment is assessed and written down
immediately to its recoverable amount (see Significant Accounting Policies note 8 on Impairment of Assets).
10. INVENTORIES
Inventories are stated at lower of cost and net realisable value.
Investments in International Satellite Organisations, quoted shares within non-current assets and other unquoted shares
are stated at cost and an allowance for diminution in value is made where, in the opinion of the Directors, there is a
decline other than temporary in the value of such investments. Such allowance for diminution in value is recognised as
an expense in the period in which the diminution is identified.
8.
Cost is determined on a weighted average basis and comprises all costs of purchase and other costs incurred in bringing
the inventories to their present location. The cost of finished goods and work-in-progress comprises design costs, raw
materials, direct labour, other direct costs and related production overheads (based on normal operating capacity). It
excludes borrowing costs.
Marketable securities (within current assets) are carried at the lower of cost and market value, determined on an
aggregate portfolio basis by category of investment. Cost is derived at based on the weighted average basis. Market value
is calculated by reference to stock exchange quoted selling prices at the close of business on the balance sheet date.
Increases/decreases in the carrying amount of marketable securities are credited/charged to the Income Statement.
Net realisable value represents the estimated selling price in the ordinary course of business, less all estimated costs
to completion and applicable variable selling expenses. In arriving at the net realisable value, due allowance is made for
all obsolete and slow moving items.
On disposal of an investment, the difference between the net disposal proceeds and its carrying amount is
charged/credited to the Income Statement.
Inventories include maintenance spares acquired for the purpose of replacing damaged or faulty plant or spares and
supplies used in constructing and maintaining the network.
IMPAIRMENT OF ASSETS
Assets that have an indefinite useful life are not subject to amortisation and are tested for impairment annually, or as
and when events or circumstances occur indicating that an impairment may exist. Property, plant and equipment and
other non-current assets, including intangible assets with definite useful life, are reviewed for impairment losses
whenever events or changes in circumstances indicate that the carrying amount may not be recoverable. An impairment
loss is recognised for the amount by which the carrying amount of the asset exceeds its recoverable amount. The
recoverable amount is the higher of an asset’s fair value less cost to sell and value-in-use. For the purpose of assessing
impairment, assets are grouped at the lowest level for which there is separately identifiable cash flows (cash-generating
units). Assets other than goodwill that suffered an impairment are reviewed for possible reversal at each reporting date.
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11. NON-CURRENT ASSETS (OR DISPOSAL GROUP) CLASSIFIED AS ASSETS HELD FOR SALE
Non-current assets (or disposal group) are classified as assets held for sale if their carrying amount will be recovered
principally through a sale transaction rather than through a continuing use.
Assets held for sale are stated at the lower of carrying amount and fair value less cost to sell.
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Financial
Statements
Significant Accounting Policies
Significant Accounting Policies
for the year ended 31 December 2007
12. TRADE RECEIVABLES
Trade receivables are carried at anticipated realisable value. Bad debts are written off and specific allowances are made
for trade receivables considered to be doubtful of collection. In addition, a general allowance based on a percentage of
trade receivables is made to cover possible losses which are not specifically identified.
13. CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS
For the purpose of the Cash Flow Statements, cash and cash equivalents comprise cash on hand, deposits held at call
with banks, other short term, highly liquid investments with original maturities of 3 months or less and bank overdrafts.
Deposits held as pledged securities for term loans granted are not included as cash and cash equivalents.
for the year ended 31 December 2007
16. OPERATING LEASES
Leases of assets where a significant portion of the risks and rewards of ownership are retained by the lessor are
classified as operating leases. Payments made under operating leases (net of any incentives received from the lessor)
are charged to the Income Statement on the straight line basis over the lease period.
When an operating lease is terminated before the lease period has expired, any payment required to be made to the
lessor by way of penalty is recognised as an expense in the period in which termination takes place.
Upfront payments on leasehold land are classified as prepaid lease payments and amortised on a straight line basis over
the remaining lease period.
Bank overdrafts are included within borrowings in current liabilities in the balance sheet.
17. INCOME TAXES
14. SHARE CAPITAL
(a) Classification
Ordinary share and non-redeemable preference shares with discretionary dividends are classified as equity. Other
shares are classified as equity and/or liability according to the economic substance of the particular instrument.
Distribution to holders of a financial instrument classified as an equity instrument is charged directly to equity.
(b) Share issue costs
Incremental external costs directly attributable to the issuance of new shares or options are shown in equity as a
deduction, net of tax from the proceeds.
(c)
Dividend to shareholders of the Company
Dividends on redeemable preference shares are recognised as a liability and expressed on an accrual basis. Other
dividends are recognised as a liability in the period in which they are declared.
15. BONDS, NOTES, DEBENTURES AND BORROWINGS
Bonds, notes and debentures, are stated at the net proceeds received on issue. The finance costs which represent the
difference between the net proceeds and the total amount of the payments of these borrowings are allocated to periods
over the term of the borrowings at a constant rate on the carrying amount and are charged to the Income Statement.
Interests, dividends, losses and gains relating to a financial instrument, or a component part, classified as a liability is
reported within finance cost in the Income Statement.
Borrowings are classified as current liabilities unless the Group has an unconditional right to defer settlement of the
liability for at least 12 months after the balance sheet date.
Borrowing cost incurred in connection with financing the construction and installation of property, plant and equipment
is capitalised until the property, plant and equipment are ready for their intended use. All other borrowing costs are
charged to the Income Statement.
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Current tax expense is determined according to the tax laws of each jurisdiction in which the Group operates and include
all taxes based upon the taxable profits, including withholding taxes payable by foreign subsidiaries, jointly controlled
entities or associates on distributions of retained earnings to companies in the Group, and real property gains taxes
payable on disposal of properties.
Deferred tax is recognised in full, using the liability method, on temporary differences arising between the amounts
attributed to assets and liabilities for tax purposes and their carrying amounts in the financial statements. However
deferred tax is not accounted for if it arises from initial recognition of an asset or liability in a transaction other than a
business combination that at that time of the transaction affects neither accounting nor taxable profit or loss.
Deferred tax assets are recognised to the extent that it is probable that taxable profit will be available against which the
deductible temporary differences or unutilised tax losses can be utilised.
Deferred tax is recognised on temporary differences arising on investments in subsidiaries, jointly controlled entities and
associates except where the timing of the reversal of the temporary difference can be controlled and it is probable that
the temporary difference will not reverse in the foreseeable future.
The Group’s share of income taxes of jointly controlled entities and associates are included in the Group’s share of results
of jointly controlled entities and associates.
Deferred tax is determined using tax rates (and tax laws) that have been enacted or substantially enacted by the balance
sheet date and are expected to apply when the related deferred tax asset is realised or the deferred tax liability is settled.
18. PROVISIONS
Provisions are recognised when the Group and the Company have a present legal or constructive obligation as a result
of past events, when it is probable that an outflow of resources will be required to settle the obligation, and when a
reliable estimate of the amount can be made. Where the Group expects a provision to be reimbursed (for example, under
an insurance contract), the reimbursement is recognised as a separate asset but only when the reimbursement is
virtually certain. Provisions are not recognised for future operating losses.
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Financial
Statements
Significant Accounting Policies
Significant Accounting Policies
for the year ended 31 December 2007
18. PROVISIONS (continued)
for the year ended 31 December 2007
21. EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
Where there are a number of similar obligations, the likelihood that an outflow will be required in a settlement is
determined by considering the class of obligations as a whole. A provision is recognised even if the likelihood of an
outflow with respect to any one item included in the same class of obligations may be small.
(a) Short Term Employee Benefits
Wages, salaries, paid annual leave and sick leave, bonuses and non-monetary benefits are accrued in the period in
which the associated services are rendered by employees of the Group.
Provisions are measured at the present value of the expenditures expected to be required to settle the obligation using
a pre-tax rate that reflects current market assessments of the time value of money and the risks specific to the
obligation. The increase in the provision due to passage of time is recognised as interest expense.
(b) Contribution to Employees Provident Fund (EPF)
The Group’s contributions to EPF are charged to the Income Statement in the period to which they relate. Once the
contributions have been paid, the Group has no further payment obligations. Prepaid contributions are recognised
as an asset to the extent that a cash refund or a reduction in the future payments is available.
19. CONTINGENT LIABILITIES AND CONTINGENT ASSETS
The Group does not recognise a contingent liability but discloses its existence in the financial statements. A contingent
liability is a possible obligation that arises from past events whose existence will be confirmed by uncertain future events
beyond the control of the Group or a present obligation that is not recognised because it is not probable that an outflow
of resources will be required to settle the obligation. A contingent liability also arises in the extremely rare circumstance
where there is a liability that cannot be recognised because it cannot be measured reliably.
A contingent asset is a possible asset that arises from past events whose existence will be confirmed by uncertain future
events beyond the control of the Group. The Group does not recognise a contingent asset but discloses its existence
where inflows of economic benefits are probable, but not virtually certain.
In the acquisition of subsidiaries by the Group under a business combination, the contingent liabilities assumed are
measured initially at their fair values at the acquisition date, irrespective of the extent of any minority interest.
The Group recognises separately the contingent liabilities of the acquirees as part of allocating the cost of a business
combination where their fair values can be measured reliably. Where the fair values cannot be measured reliably, the
resulting effect will be reflected in the goodwill arising from the acquisitions.
Subsequent to the initial recognition, the Group measures the contingent liabilities that are recognised separately at the
date of acquisition at the higher of the amount that would be recognised in accordance with the provisions of FRS 137 and
the amount initially recognised less, when appropriate, cumulative amortisation recognised in accordance with FRS 118.
(c)
Termination Benefits
Termination benefits are payable whenever an employee’s employment is terminated before the normal retirement
date or whenever an employee accepts voluntary redundancy in exchange for these benefits. The Group recognises
termination benefits when it is demonstrably committed to either terminate the employment of current employees
according to a detailed formal plan without possibility of withdrawal or to provide termination benefits as a result
of an offer made to encourage voluntary redundancy. Benefits falling due more than 12 months after the balance
sheet date are discounted to present value.
(d) Share-Based Compensation
The Group operates an equity settled, share-based compensation plan for the employees of the Group. Employee
services received in exchange for the grant of the share options is recognised as an expense in the Income
Statement over the vesting periods of the grant with a corresponding increase in equity.
The total amount to be expensed over the vesting periods is determined by reference to the fair value of the options
granted, excluding the impact of any non-market vesting conditions. Non-market vesting conditions are included in
the assumptions about the number of options that are expected to vest. At each balance sheet date, the Group
revises its estimates of the number of options that are expected to vest. It recognises the impact of the revision of
original estimates, if any, in the Income Statement, and a corresponding adjustment to equity. For options granted
to subsidiaries, the expense will be recognised in the subsidiaries' financial statements over the vesting periods of
the grant.
The proceeds received net of any directly attributable transaction costs are credited to share capital (nominal value)
and share premium when the options are exercised.
20. REVENUE RECOGNITION
Operating revenue comprises the fair value of the consideration received or receivables for the sale of products and
rendering of services net of returns, duties, sales discounts and sales taxes paid, after eliminating sales within the Group.
Operating revenue is recognised or accrued at the time of the provision of the products or services.
Dividend income from investment in subsidiaries, jointly controlled entities, associates and other investments is
recognised when a right to receive payment is established.
22. FOREIGN CURRENCIES
(a) Functional and Presentation Currency
Items included in the financial statements of each of the Group’s entities are measured using the currency of the
primary economic environment in which the entity operates (‘the functional currency’). The consolidated financial
statements are presented in Ringgit Malaysia, which is the Company’s functional and presentation currency.
Interest income includes income from deposits with licensed banks, finance companies, other financial institutions and
staff loans, and is recognised on an accrual basis.
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275
Financial
Statements
Significant Accounting Policies
Significant Accounting Policies
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
22. FOREIGN CURRENCIES (continued)
23. FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS
(b) Transactions and Balances
Foreign currency transactions are translated into the functional currency using the exchange rates prevailing at the
dates of the transactions. Foreign exchange gains and losses resulting from the settlement of such transactions and
from the translation at year-end exchange rates of monetary assets and liabilities denominated in foreign currencies
are recognised in the Income Statement.
(c)
Group Companies
The results and financial position of all the group entities (none of which has the currency of a hyperinflationary
economy) that have a functional currency different from the presentation currency are translated into the
presentation currency as follows:
(i)
assets and liabilities for each balance sheet presented are translated at the closing rate at the date of that
balance sheet;
(ii)
income and expenses for each Income Statement are translated at average exchange rates (unless this average
is not a reasonable approximation of the cumulative effect of the rates prevailing on the transaction dates, in
which case income and expenses are translated at the dates of the transactions); and
(iii) all resulting exchange differences are recognised as a separate component of equity.
On consolidation, exchange differences arising from the translation of the net investment in foreign operations are
taken to shareholders’ equity. When a foreign operation is disposed of or sold, such exchange differences that were
recorded in equity are recognised in the Income Statement as part of the gain or loss on disposal.
Goodwill and fair value adjustments arising on the acquisition of a foreign entity completed on or after 1 January
2006 are treated as assets and liabilities of the foreign entity and are recorded in the functional currency of the
foreign entity and translated at the exchange rate prevailing at balance sheet date. For acquisition of foreign entities
completed prior to 1 January 2006, goodwill and fair value adjustments continued to be recorded at the exchange
rates at the respective date of acquisitions.
(d) Closing Rates
The principal closing rates (units of Malaysian Ringgit per foreign currency) used in translating significant balances
at year end are as follows:
Foreign Currency
US Dollar
Japanese Yen
Sri Lanka Rupee
Bangladesh Taka
Indonesian Rupiah
Pakistani Rupee
276
31.12.2007
31.12.2006
3.30500
0.02969
0.03043
0.04843
0.00035
0.05370
3.52700
0.02964
0.03284
0.05107
0.00039
0.05807
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Foreign Currency
Singapore Dollar
Thai Baht
Indian Rupee
Special Drawing
Rights
31.12.2007
31.12.2006
2.29307
0.11054
0.08393
2.29967
0.09958
0.07996
5.22510
5.30659
(i)
Description
A financial instrument is any contract that gives rise to both a financial asset of one enterprise and a financial
liability or equity instrument of another enterprise.
A financial asset is any asset that is cash, a contractual right to receive cash or another financial asset from
another enterprise, a contractual right to exchange financial instruments with another enterprise under conditions
that are potentially favourable, or an equity instrument of another enterprise.
A financial liability is any liability that is a contractual obligation to deliver cash or another financial asset to another
enterprise, or to exchange financial instruments with another enterprise under conditions that are potentially
unfavourable.
(ii) Financial Instruments Recognised on the Balance Sheet
The particular recognition and measurement method for financial instruments recognised on the balance sheet is
disclosed in the individual significant accounting policy statements associated with each item.
(iii) Financial Instruments Not Recognised on the Balance Sheet
Financial derivative hedging instruments are used in the Group’s risk management of foreign currency and interest
rate exposures of its financial liabilities. Hedge accounting principles are applied for the accounting of the underlying
exposures and their hedge instruments. These hedge instruments are not recognised in the financial statements on
inception.
Exchange gains and losses relating to hedge instruments are recognised in the Income Statement in the same
period as the exchange differences on the underlying hedged items. No amounts are recognised in respect of future
periods.
(iv) Fair Value Estimation for Disclosure Purposes
The fair value of publicly traded financial instruments is based on quoted market prices at the balance sheet date.
The fair value of interest rate swaps is calculated as the present value of the estimated future cash flows. The fair
value of forward foreign exchange contracts is determined using forward exchange market rates at the balance
sheet date.
In assessing the fair value of non-traded financial instruments, the Group uses a variety of methods and makes
assumptions that are based on market conditions existing at each balance sheet date. Quoted market prices are
used if available or other techniques, such as estimated discounted value of future cash flows, are used to
determine fair value. In particular, the fair value of financial liabilities is estimated by discounting the future
contractual cash flows at the current market interest rate available to the Group for similar financial instruments.
The carrying values for financial assets and liabilities with a maturity of less than 1 year are assumed to
approximate their fair values.
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Financial
Financial Statements
Statements
Significant Accounting Policies
for the year ended 31 December 2007
Income
24. SEGMENT REPORTING
Segment reporting is presented for the enhanced assessment of the Group’s risks and returns. A business segment is
a group of assets and operations engaged in providing products or services that are subject to risks and returns that
are different from those of other business segments. A geographical segment is engaged in providing products or
services within a particular economic environment that is subject to risks and returns that are different from other
geographical segments.
Statements
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2007
The Group
All amounts are in millions unless
otherwise stated
OPERATING REVENUE
Segment revenue, expense, assets and liabilities are those amounts resulting from the operating activities of a segment
that are directly attributable to the segment and the relevant portion that can be allocated on a reasonable basis to the
segment. Segment revenue, expense, assets and liabilities are determined before intra-group balances and intra-group
transactions are eliminated as part of the consolidation process, except to the extent that such intra-group balances and
transactions are between group enterprises within a single segment. Inter-segment pricing is based on similar terms as
those available to other external parties.
OPERATING COSTS
– depreciation, impairment and amortisation
– other operating costs
These accounting policies form an integral part of the financial statements set out on pages 279 to 408.
OPERATING PROFIT BEFORE FINANCE COST
OTHER OPERATING INCOME
Note
The Company
2007
RM
2006
RM
2007
RM
2006
RM
4
17,842.9
16,399.2
7,418.9
6,753.5
5(a)
5(b)
(4,143.5)
(10,676.6)
(4,001.5)
(9,085.6)
(2,087.6)
(4,656.4)
(2,199.6)
(3,954.1)
6
460.5
178.5
656.7
292.8
3,483.3
3,490.6
1,331.6
892.6
FINANCE INCOME
FINANCE COST
7
7
203.9
(820.9)
234.0
(621.9)
95.3
(408.6)
100.5
(376.0)
NET FINANCE COST
7
(617.0)
(387.9)
(313.3)
(275.5)
175.5
71.3
10.6
—
—
—
—
—
29.5
19.9
—
—
3,142.6
3,133.2
1,018.3
617.1
JOINTLY CONTROLLED ENTITIES
– share of results (net of tax)
– gain on dilution of equity interest
ASSOCIATES
– share of results (net of tax)
PROFIT BEFORE TAXATION
TAXATION
8
(511.0)
(830.9)
(19.4)
(82.4)
PROFIT FOR THE YEAR
2,631.6
2,302.3
998.9
534.7
ATTRIBUTABLE TO:
– equity holders of the Company
– minority interests
2,547.7
83.9
2,068.8
233.5
998.9
—
534.7
—
PROFIT FOR THE YEAR
2,631.6
2,302.3
998.9
534.7
74.4
74.4
61.0
60.8
EARNINGS PER SHARE (sen)
– basic
– diluted
9
9
The above Income Statements are to be read in conjunction with the Significant Accounting Policies on pages 261 to 278 and the
Notes to the Financial Statements on pages 286 to 408.
Report of the Auditors – Page 410.
278
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ANNUAL REPORT 2007
279
Financial Statements
Balance Sheets
as at 31 December 2007
Balance
Sheets
The Group
AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2007
The Group
All amounts are in millions unless
otherwise stated
SHARE CAPITAL
SHARE PREMIUM
OTHER RESERVES
Note
11
13
The Company
2007
RM
2006
RM
2007
RM
2006
RM
3,439.8
4,262.1
12,100.2
3,397.6
3,941.9
12,571.6
3,439.8
4,262.1
6,172.6
3,397.6
3,941.9
8,243.4
All amounts are in millions unless
otherwise stated
Note
Non-current assets held for sale
Inventories
Trade and other receivables
Short term investments
Cash and bank balances
29
30
31
32
33
2007
RM
2006
RM
2007
RM
2006
RM
988.4
181.1
4,398.6
378.1
4,171.8
24.0
172.8
3,464.1
320.1
4,680.4
988.4
82.3
3,092.5
376.4
1,528.1
24.0
68.4
2,498.0
318.4
2,035.3
10,118.0
8,661.4
6,067.7
4,944.1
6,702.7
732.6
2,177.2
155.2
1,654.5
5,740.9
718.9
1,803.1
223.7
—
2,606.9
590.2
244.1
23.3
1,654.5
2,348.7
590.3
736.0
48.3
—
CURRENT LIABILITIES
11,422.2
8,486.6
5,119.0
3,723.3
NET CURRENT (LIABILITIES)/ASSETS
(1,304.2)
174.8
948.7
1,220.8
33,356.9
21,851.9
24,131.9
CURRENT ASSETS
TOTAL CAPITAL AND RESERVES
ATTRIBUTABLE TO EQUITY HOLDERS
OF THE COMPANY
MINORITY INTERESTS
19,802.1
849.4
19,911.1
836.5
13,874.5
—
15,582.9
—
TOTAL EQUITY
20,651.5
20,747.6
13,874.5
15,582.9
9,747.2
—
2,313.2
87.2
10,282.8
—
2,261.9
64.6
4,913.1
1,652.5
1,411.8
—
2,368.0
4,747.0
1,434.0
—
12,147.6
12,609.3
7,977.4
8,549.0
32,799.1
33,356.9
21,851.9
24,131.9
7,460.9
23,983.3
387.0
—
165.4
—
1,024.4
252.5
138.9
511.5
179.4
7,059.1
23,680.3
346.2
—
168.4
—
807.5
220.6
226.7
557.7
115.6
39.7
10,620.5
52.9
—
—
9,398.9
141.2
—
138.9
511.1
—
43.6
11,893.9
38.0
179.8
—
9,836.8
141.2
—
220.5
557.3
—
Borrowings
Payable to subsidiaries
Deferred tax liabilities
Provision for liabilities
14
15
17
18
Trade and other payables
Customer deposits
Borrowings
Current tax liabilities
Dividend payable
34
35
14
32,799.1
DEFERRED AND LONG TERM LIABILITIES
INTANGIBLE ASSETS
PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT
PREPAID LEASE PAYMENTS
INVESTMENT PROPERTY
LAND HELD FOR PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT
SUBSIDIARIES
JOINTLY CONTROLLED ENTITIES
ASSOCIATES
INVESTMENTS
LONG TERM RECEIVABLES
DEFERRED TAX ASSETS
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
17
The Company
The above Balance Sheets are to be read in conjunction with the Significant Accounting Policies on pages 261 to 278 and the Notes
to the Financial Statements on pages 286 to 408.
Report of the Auditors – Page 410.
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ANNUAL REPORT 2007
281
Financial Statements
Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity
for the year ended 31 December 2007
Consolidated
Statement of
Changes in Equity
All amounts are in millions
unless otherwise stated
Issued and Fully
Paid of RM1 each
Attributable to equity holders of the Company
Issued and Fully
Paid of RM1 each
Special Share*/
Ordinary Shares
Currency
Share
Share Translation
ESOS
Retained
Note
Capital
Premium Differences
Reserve
Profits
RM
RM
RM
RM
RM
At 1 January 2007
Currency translation differences
arising during the year
– subsidiaries
– jointly controlled entities
– associates
Net loss not recognised in the
Income Statement
Profit for the year
Total recognised (expense)/
income for the year
Acquisition of additional equity
interest in subsidiaries
Dilution, disposal and partial
disposal of equity interest in
subsidiaries
Increase in net assets due to
rights issue of a subsidiary
Reclassification to intangible
assets
19(b)
Final dividends paid for
the year ended
31 December 2006
10
Interim dividends paid for
the year ended
31 December 2007
10
Special dividends payable for
the year ended
31 December 2007
10
Dividends paid to minority
interests
Employees' share option
scheme (ESOS)
– shares issued
– options granted
– options exercised
– ESOS expired
At 31 December 2007
Attributable to equity holders of the Company
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2007
3,397.6
3,941.9
(282.4)
25.0
12,829.0
Special Share*/
Ordinary Shares
All amounts are in millions
unless otherwise stated
Minority
Interests
RM
Total
Equity
RM
836.5
20,747.6
—
—
—
—
—
—
(243.6)
81.6
14.2
—
—
—
—
—
—
(85.8)
—
—
(329.4)
81.6
14.2
—
—
—
—
(147.8)
—
—
—
—
2,547.7
(85.8)
83.9
(233.6)
2,631.6
—
—
(147.8)
—
2,547.7
(1.9)
2,398.0
—
—
—
—
—
(44.7)
(44.7)
—
—
17.6
—
—
23.3
40.9
—
—
—
—
—
67.7
67.7
—
—
—
—
180.8
—
180.8
At 1 January 2006
11,942.9
654.0
19,641.4
—
—
—
—
—
—
(134.4)
18.5
84.3
—
—
—
—
—
—
(2.5)
—
—
(136.9)
18.5
84.3
Net loss not recognised in
the Income Statement
—
—
(31.6)
—
—
(2.5)
(34.1)
Profit for the year
—
—
—
—
2,068.8
233.5
2,302.3
Total recognised (expense)/
income for the year
—
—
(31.6)
—
2,068.8
231.0
2,268.2
Acquisition of equity interest
in subsidiaries
—
—
—
—
—
28.1
28.1
Dilution of equity interest in
subsidiaries
—
—
0.4
—
—
23.6
24.0
Transaction with minority
interests
—
—
—
—
(180.8)
(77.4)
(258.2)
Final dividends paid for
the year ended
31 December 2005
10
—
—
—
—
(610.9)
—
(610.9)
10
—
—
—
—
(391.0)
—
(391.0)
—
—
—
—
—
(33.6)
(33.6)
6.1
—
37.7
—
—
—
—
25.0
—
—
—
10.8
43.8
35.8
3,397.6
3,941.9
(282.4)
25.0
12,829.0
836.5
20,747.6
(749.5)
—
(749.5)
—
—
—
—
(652.9)
—
(652.9)
Dividends paid to minority
interests
—
—
—
—
(1,654.5)
—
(1,654.5)
—
—
—
—
Employees' share option
scheme (ESOS)
– shares issued
– options granted
At 31 December 2006
3,439.8
4,262.1
—
—
—
—
(412.6)
—
3.2
(16.0)
(12.2)
—
—
—
—
12.2
—
4.5
—
—
346.4
7.7
—
—
12,512.8
849.4
20,651.5
Total
Equity
RM
—
—
304.2
—
16.0
—
Minority
Interests
RM
(251.2)
—
42.2
—
—
—
Retained
Profits
RM
3,904.2
—
(36.0)
ESOS
Reserve
RM
3,391.5
—
(36.0)
Currency
Share Translation
Premium Differences
RM
RM
Currency translation differences
arising during the year
– subsidiaries
– jointly controlled entities
– associates
Interim dividends paid for
the year ended
31 December 2006
—
Note
Share
Capital
RM
*
Issued and fully paid shares include the Special Rights Redeemable Preference Share (Special Share) of RM1.00. Refer to
note 11 to the financial statements for details of the terms and rights attached to Special Share.
The above Consolidated Statement of Changes in Equity is to be read in conjunction with the Significant Accounting Policies on pages
261 to 278 and the Notes to the Financial Statements on pages 286 to 408.
Report of the Auditors – Page 410.
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Financial Statements
Financial Statements
Company
Statement of
Changes in Equity
Cash Flow
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2007
Issued and Fully
Paid of RM1 each
All amounts are in millions
unless otherwise stated
At 1 January 2007
Profit for the year
Final dividends paid for the year ended
31 December 2006
Interim dividends paid for the year ended
31 December 2007
Special dividends payable for the year ended
31 December 2007
Employees' share option scheme (ESOS)
– shares issued
– options granted to employees of the
Company
– options granted to employees of the
subsidiaries
– options exercised
– ESOS expired
The Group
Non-Distributable
Special Share*/
Ordinary Shares
Share
Share
Note
Capital
Premium
RM
RM
All amounts are in millions unless
otherwise stated
ESOS
Reserve
RM
Retained
Profits
RM
Total
Equity
RM
8,218.4
998.9
15,582.9
998.9
(6,397.2)
(939.0)
(1,531.9)
CASH FLOWS USED IN FINANCING ACTIVITIES
38
(586.3)
(501.8)
(1,852.0)
(1,205.0)
(518.0)
(1,665.2)
(487.3)
(144.2)
(55.5)
(69.4)
(19.9)
(31.0)
(749.5)
10
—
—
—
(652.9)
(652.9)
10
—
—
—
(1,654.5)
(1,654.5)
42.2
304.2
—
—
346.4
—
—
2.5
—
2.5
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT
BEGINNING OF THE YEAR
—
—
—
—
16.0
—
—
—
12.2
0.7
—
—
CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT END
OF THE YEAR
At 31 December 2007
3,439.8
4,262.1
—
6,172.6
13,874.5
At 1 January 2006
Profit for the year
Final dividends paid for the year ended
31 December 2005
Interim dividends paid for the year ended
31 December 2006
Employees' share option scheme (ESOS)
– shares issued
– options granted to employees of the
Company
– options granted to employees of the
subsidiaries
3,391.5
—
3,904.2
—
—
—
8,685.6
534.7
15,981.3
534.7
10
—
—
—
(610.9)
(610.9)
10
—
—
—
(391.0)
(391.0)
6.1
37.7
—
—
43.8
—
—
8.0
—
8.0
—
—
17.0
—
17.0
3,397.6
3,941.9
25.0
8,218.4
15,582.9
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2,592.7
(5,878.7)
(749.5)
Report of the Auditors – Page 410.
2,303.7
37
—
The above Company Statement of Changes in Equity is to be read in conjunction with the Significant Accounting Policies on pages
261 to 278 and the Notes to the Financial Statements on pages 286 to 408.
2006
RM
CASH FLOWS USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES
—
Issued and fully paid shares include the Special Rights Redeemable Preference Share (Special Share) of RM1.00. Refer to
note 11 to the financial statements for details of the terms and rights attached to Special Share.
2007
RM
5,233.8
—
*
2006
RM
5,947.0
10
At 31 December 2006
2007
RM
36
25.0
—
0.7
(16.0)
(12.2)
Note
CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
3,941.9
—
24
The Company
Distributable
3,397.6
—
24
Statements
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2007
NET DECREASE IN CASH AND CASH
EQUIVALENTS
EFFECT OF EXCHANGE RATE CHANGES
33
4,666.4
6,401.0
2,035.3
2,210.5
4,092.9
4,666.4
1,528.1
2,035.3
The above Cash Flow Statements are to be read in conjunction with the Significant Accounting Policies on pages 261 to 278 and the
Notes to the Financial Statements on pages 286 to 408.
Report of the Auditors – Page 410.
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Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
Notes to the
Financial
Statements
FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2007
2.
CRITICAL ACCOUNTING ESTIMATES AND JUDGEMENTS (continued)
The principal activities of the Company during the year are the establishment, maintenance and provision of
telecommunication and related services under the licence issued by the Ministry of Energy, Water and Communications.
The principal activities of the subsidiaries are set out in note 50 to the financial statements.
2.1 Critical judgements in applying the entity’s accounting policies (continued)
(ii) Sale and Leaseback
The Company has applied judgement in determining the treatment of the sale and subsequent leaseback of
4 of the Company's property assets (Properties) with carrying value of RM988.4 million at 31 December 2007
to Menara ABS Berhad (MAB), a special purpose vehicle which was completed on 15 January 2008. Subsequent
to the sale, the Properties will be leased back to the Company on a portfolio basis, under the Ijarah principle,
for a lease term of up to 15 years. MAB will issue RM1,000.0 million Islamic Asset Backed Sukuk Ijarah (Sukuk)
to finance the purchase of the Properties.
There was no significant change in the nature of these activities during the year except that the Group disposed its
national payphone network and related services following the sale of its wholly owned subsidiary, TM Payphone Sdn Bhd
(now known as Pernec Paypoint Sdn Bhd). In addition, a subsidiary, TM Net Sdn Bhd transferred the Internet and
broadband business to the Company with effect from 1 January 2007 to focus on content and application development
for Internet services.
The Directors consider the sale and subsequent leaseback result in an operating lease. This conclusion is
derived based on the Directors’ conclusion that the Company does not retain substantially all the risks and
rewards incidental to the ownership of the Properties and that the lease payments and the sale price are at fair
values. Furthermore, the Directors are of the view that MAB is not a subsidiary of the Company as the Company
does not control MAB and the risks and rewards of owning the Properties lie with the Sukuk investors.
All amounts are in millions unless otherwise stated
1.
2.
PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES
The carrying value of the Properties involved was reclassified as non-current assets held for sale at the balance
sheet date as disclosed in note 29 to the financial statements, as the criteria for reclassification was met.
CRITICAL ACCOUNTING ESTIMATES AND JUDGEMENTS
Estimates and judgements are continually evaluated by the Directors and are based on historical experience and other
factors, including expectations of future events that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances.
2.1 Critical judgements in applying the entity’s accounting policies
In determining and applying accounting policies, judgement is often required in respect of items where the choice
of specific policy could materially affect the reported results and financial position of the Group. The following
accounting policies require subjective judgements, often as a result of the need to make estimates about the effect
of matters that are inherently uncertain.
(i)
Intangible Assets
The Group has applied judgement in determining the treatment of the annual fees payable over 10 years in
respect of a 3G spectrum licence granted to a foreign subsidiary. The annual fee is charged to the Income
Statement when incurred based on management’s judgement that future annual fees will no longer be payable
upon the decision by the subsidiary to return the licence. The Directors consider the annual payment to be
usage fees based on interpretation of the licence conditions, written confirmation from the Directorate General
of Post and Telecommunication, Indonesia and current year assessment of 3G operations. The annual fees are
therefore not considered part of the acquisition cost of the licence.
Should the regulations and conditions with regards to the payment of the annual fees be amended in the future
with the consequence that payment of the remaining outstanding annual fees cannot be avoided upon the
subsidiary surrendering the licence, the Group will recognise an intangible asset and a corresponding liability
at the present value of the remaining annual fees at that point in time.
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2.2 Critical accounting estimates and assumptions
The Group makes estimates and assumptions concerning the future. The resulting accounting estimates will, by definition,
rarely equal the related actual results. To enhance the information content of the estimates, certain key variables that
are anticipated to have material impact to the Group’s results and financial position are tested for sensitivity to changes
in the underlying parameters. The estimates and assumptions that have a significant risk of causing a material
adjustment to the carrying amounts of assets and liabilities within the next year are mentioned below.
(i)
Impairment of Goodwill
The Group tests goodwill for impairment annually in accordance with its accounting policy or whenever events
or change in circumstances indicate that this is necessary. The assumptions used, results and conclusion of
the impairment assessment are stated in note 19 to the financial statements.
(ii)
Impairment of Property, Plant and Equipment, Intangible Assets (other than goodwill) and Investments
The Group assesses impairment of the assets mentioned above whenever the events or changes in
circumstances indicate that the carrying amount of an asset may not be recoverable i.e. the carrying amount
of the asset is more than the recoverable amount. Recoverable amount is measured at the higher of the fair
value less cost to sell for that asset and its value-in-use. The value-in-use is the net present value of the
projected future cash flow derived from that asset discounted at an appropriate discount rate.
Projected future cash flows are based on Group’s estimates calculated based on historical, sector and industry
trends, general market and economic conditions, changes in technology and other available information.
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Financial
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
2.
CRITICAL ACCOUNTING ESTIMATES AND JUDGEMENTS (continued)
2.2 Critical accounting estimates and assumptions (continued)
(iii) Estimated Useful Lives of Property, Plant and Equipment
The Group reviews annually the estimated useful lives of property, plant and equipment based on factors such
as business plan and strategies, expected level of usage and future technological developments. Future results
of operations could be materially affected by changes in these estimates brought about by changes in the
factors mentioned. A reduction in the estimated useful lives of property, plant and equipment would increase
the recorded depreciation and decrease the property, plant and equipment.
(iv)
Taxation
(a) Income taxes
The Group is subject to income tax in numerous jurisdictions. Judgement is involved in determining the
group-wide provision for income taxes. There are certain transactions and computations for which the
ultimate tax determination is uncertain during the ordinary course of business. The Group recognises
liabilities for tax matters based on estimates of whether additional taxes will be due. If the final outcome
of these tax matters result in a difference in the amounts initially recognised, such differences will impact
the income tax and/or deferred tax provisions in the period in which such determination is made.
(b)
(v)
(vi)
for the year ended 31 December 2007
3.
SIGNIFICANT ACQUISITIONS AND DISPOSALS
(I)
Acquisitions
(a) Acquisition of additional interest in PT Excelcomindo Pratama Tbk (XL)
On 19 April 2007, the Group through TM International (L) Limited (TMIL), a wholly owned subsidiary, entered
into an agreement with AIF (Indonesia) Limited (AIF) to purchase 523,532,100 ordinary shares of Indonesian
Rupiah 100 each in XL, representing approximately 7.38% of the issued and paid-up share capital of XL from
AIF (the AIF Purchased Shares) for a cash consideration of USD113.0 million. The acquisition of the AIF
Purchased Shares was completed on 4 June 2007. Consequently, the Group’s effective equity interest in XL
increased to 67.02%.
RM
Deferred tax assets
Deferred tax asset is recognised to the extent that it is probable that future taxable profit will be available
against which temporary differences can be utilised. This involves judgement regarding future financial
performance of a particular entity in which the deferred tax asset has been recognised.
Share-based Payments
Equity settled share-based payments (share options) are measured at fair values at the grant dates. In addition,
the Group revises the estimated number of performance linked share options that participants are expected to
receive based on non-market conditions at each balance sheet date. The assumptions used in the valuation to
determine these fair values are explained in note 12 to the financial statements.
Contingent Liabilities
Determination of the treatment of contingent liabilities is based on management’s view of the expected
outcome of the contingencies after consulting legal counsel for litigation cases and experts internal and
external to the Group for matters in the ordinary course of business. Please refer to note 42(b) to (m) to the
financial statements for legal proceedings that the Group is involved in as at 31 December 2007.
Purchase consideration
Carrying value of net assets acquired
384.1
(97.8)
Goodwill
286.3
The goodwill on acquisition arising from the above transaction was included in intangible assets.
The Group's equity interest in XL reduced to 66.99% as at 31 December 2007 following the disposal of 2,050,000
shares of XL through the open market in December 2007.
(b)
During the year, the Group also acquired the following companies for a total consideration of RM15.0 million:
(i)
Additional 11.0% equity interest in a subsidiary, Multinet Pakistan (Private) Limited (Multinet) for USD2.42
million (RM8.8 million). Consequently, the Group's equity interest in Multinet increased from 78.0% to
89.0% as at 31 December 2007.
(ii)
Additional 30.0% equity interest in a subsidiary, Meganet Communications Sdn Bhd (Meganet) for RM2.5
million, making Meganet a wholly owned subsidiary.
(iii) Additional 10.0% equity interest in a subsidiary, Dialog Television (Private) Limited (formerly known as
Asset Media (Private) Limited) (DTV) for a consideration of USD0.35 million (RM1.2 million), making DTV a
wholly owned subsidiary.
(iv) 49.0% equity interest in C-Mobile Sdn Bhd for RM2.5 million representing 2,450,000 ordinary shares of
RM1.00 each.
The above acquisitions have no material effect to the results of the Group in the current year.
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Financial
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
3.
SIGNIFICANT ACQUISITIONS AND DISPOSALS (continued)
(I)
for the year ended 31 December 2007
3.
Acquisitions (continued)
(c)
SIGNIFICANT ACQUISITIONS AND DISPOSALS (continued)
(II) Disposals (continued)
(c)
Acquisition of 49.0% equity interest in Spice Communications Limited (Spice) through the acquisition of TMI
India Ltd (TMI India)
On 10 May 2006, the Group through TMI Mauritius Ltd completed the acquisition of 100.0% equity interest in
TMI India. TMI India is an investment holding company having a 49.0% equity interest in Spice.
Dilution of equity interest in Spice Communications Limited (Spice) (continued)
The dilution of equity interest in Spice from the initial public offering resulted in a net gain of RM71.3 million
to the Group in the current year.
The Group’s shareholding in Spice remained unchanged at 39.2% as at 31 December 2007.
The provisional goodwill on acquisition arising from the above transaction was INR8,654.7 million (RM691.1
million) as at 31 December 2006, being the excess of the purchase price over the Group’s share of the
provisional fair value of Spice’s identifiable assets and liabilities as at 10 May 2006. Following the completion
of the fair value determination during the year, the goodwill on acquisition increased by INR1,461.4 million
(RM116.7 million) to INR10,116.1 million (RM807.8 million).
(d) Disposal of TM Payphone Sdn Bhd (TMP)
On 14 August 2007, the Company entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement to dispose its entire equity
interest in TMP to Pernec Corporation Berhad for a total consideration of RM22.0 million. The disposal was
completed on 31 December 2007. This disposal has no significant effect to the results of the Group in the
current year.
Subsequent to the disposal, the name of TMP was changed to Pernec Paypoint Sdn Bhd.
The above goodwill has been included in the cost of investment in jointly controlled entities.
(II) Disposals
4.
OPERATING REVENUE
(a) Disposal of Telekom Networks Malawi Limited (TNM)
On 5 April 2007, the Company disposed its entire 60.0% shareholding in TNM to MTL Mobile Ltd for a total cash
consideration of USD16.0 million. The disposal resulted in a net gain on disposal to the Group of RM6.9 million.
(b) Disposal of Dialog Telekom PLC (formerly known as Dialog Telekom Limited) (Dialog)
During the year, the Group through TMIL, disposed its 4.62% equity interest in Dialog through various
transactions as summarised below:
(i)
Disposal of 277,000,000 ordinary shares equivalent to 3.82% equity interest in Dialog through market
placement on 17 and 21 May 2007 for a total cash consideration of RM227.3 million.
(ii)
Disposal of 64,086,800 ordinary shares equivalent to 0.8% equity interest in Dialog to International Finance
Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, on 24 September 2007 for a total cash
consideration of RM51.1 million.
The Group
The Company
2007
RM
2006
RM
2007
RM
2006
RM
Calls/usage
Rentals
Interconnect and international inpayment
Others
2,849.3
1,322.1
553.5
102.3
2,966.8
1,415.6
615.4
128.7
2,851.0
1,337.0
586.4
103.2
2,933.6
1,435.6
576.8
129.3
Total voice
Data services
Internet and multimedia
Other telecommunication related services
Non-telecommunication related services
4,827.2
1,091.8
1,067.4
701.3
253.9
5,126.5
870.4
869.9
606.2
351.2
4,877.6
1,186.7
1,080.3
274.3
—
5,075.3
1,374.8
—
303.4
—
Total Malaysia Business and TM Ventures
segments
7,941.6
7,824.2
7,418.9
6,753.5
Calls/usage
Rentals
Interconnect and international inpayment
Messaging and roaming
Other services
6,126.3
137.2
934.3
2,193.4
510.1
5,402.4
171.8
957.5
1,801.7
241.6
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Total cellular segment
9,901.3
8,575.0
—
—
17,842.9
16,399.2
7,418.9
6,753.5
The above disposals resulted in a net gain on disposal to the Group of RM234.8 million.
The above disposals reduced the Group's equity interest in Dialog to 85.6%. The Group's equity interest in Dialog
was further reduced to 84.8% following issuance of shares under Dialog's Employees' Share Option Scheme.
(c)
Dilution of equity interest in Spice Communications Limited (Spice)
On 5 June 2007, Spice, a 49.0% owned jointly controlled entity, held through TMI India Limited, concluded a
Pre-Initial Public Offering (Pre-IPO) placement of 24,873,889 shares at INR45 per shares. On completion of the
Pre-IPO placement, the Group’s equity interest in Spice reduced from 49.0% to 46.89%.
Pursuant to the IPO, 113,111,111 equity shares were issued at INR46 per share and Spice commenced trading
on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on 19 July 2007 with a debut price of INR55.75 per share. Consequently,
the Group’s shareholding was further diluted from 46.89% to 39.2%.
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TOTAL OPERATING REVENUE
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ANNUAL REPORT 2007
291
Financial
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
5(a) DEPRECIATION, IMPAIRMENT AND AMORTISATION
5(b) OTHER OPERATING COSTS (continued)
The Group
2007
RM
The Group
The Company
2006
RM
2007
RM
2006
RM
Depreciation of property, plant and equipment
(PPE)
Depreciation of investment property
Impairment of PPE
Reversal of impairment of PPE
Write off of PPE
Amortisation of intangible assets
4,004.8
—
85.9
(5.5)
33.3
25.0
3,979.8
—
4.1
(7.4)
2.0
23.0
2,030.9
11.6
9.9
—
31.3
3.9
2,186.4
11.6
—
(3.9)
1.7
3.8
TOTAL DEPRECIATION, IMPAIRMENT AND
AMORTISATION
4,143.5
4,001.5
2,087.6
2,199.6
Reversal of impairment of land held for
property development
(Reversal of)/allowance for diminution in value
of an associate
Staff costs
Staff costs capitalised into property, plant and
equipment
Supplies and inventories
Transportation and travelling
Universal Service Provision contribution
Utilities
Waiver of amount due from a subsidiary
(trading and non-trading)
Others
5(b) OTHER OPERATING COSTS
The Group
Allowance for amount owing by subsidiaries
Allowance for diminution in value of a subsidiary
Allowance for/(reversal of) diminution in value
of long term investments
Allowance for doubtful debts (net of bad debt
recoveries)
Business licence – current year
– prior year
Charges and agencies commissions
Domestic interconnect and international
outpayment
Impairment of goodwill
Maintenance
Marketing, advertising and promotion
Net loss/(gain) on foreign exchange – realised
Net gain on foreign exchange – unrealised
Outsourcing costs
Rental – equipment
Rental – land and buildings
Prepaid rental – leasehold land
Rental – others
Research and development
Reversal of diminution in value of quoted
investments
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The Company
2007
RM
2006
RM
2007
RM
2006
RM
—
(3.6)
—
—
—
2,107.1
—
1,991.4
(1.5)
1,116.0
1.5
1,126.1
(74.9)
619.1
128.7
398.4
295.3
(68.1)
283.2
40.6
94.7
192.2
(60.6)
273.5
42.3
113.7
172.9
(79.7)
667.3
132.7
347.4
369.8
—
1,566.2
—
1,367.8
61.3
404.9
—
348.4
10,676.6
9,085.6
4,656.4
3,954.1
1,673.8
49.5
220.0
153.1
7.2
1,555.0
38.8
209.8
149.4
35.5
884.0
31.1
139.7
56.4
2.0
875.2
37.2
145.1
58.7
7.7
1.4
0.3
0.5
0.9
0.2
0.3
1.4
0.3
0.5
0.9
0.2
0.3
0.7
0.6
0.8
0.7
0.3
0.3
0.4
0.4
2.4
2.2
1.0
0.9
1.3
0.2
4.0
3.4
1.1
0.3
2.7
2.3
—
—
3.3
1.1
—
—
1.0
1.0
The Company
2007
RM
2006
RM
2007
RM
2006
RM
—
—
—
—
—
13.2
134.7
0.2
80.0
(10.3)
80.0
(10.3)
377.1
282.7
5.6
156.4
303.9
135.7
(26.1)
132.0
222.0
8.8
5.6
168.2
111.2
8.5
(26.1)
165.1
2,039.3
23.8
840.3
1,357.9
28.2
(66.8)
28.2
67.9
314.2
42.7
37.4
—
1,962.1
—
731.8
1,133.7
72.3
(433.3)
25.6
42.9
243.0
34.7
44.1
—
1,174.5
—
480.6
287.0
(7.4)
(190.2)
115.9
46.3
96.0
0.9
0.8
80.0
1,183.7
—
310.1
142.6
(0.3)
(260.4)
—
29.5
92.7
0.2
6.1
76.9
(49.1)
(28.7)
(49.1)
(28.1)
TOTAL OTHER OPERATING COSTS
Staff costs include:
– salaries, allowances, overtime and bonus
– termination benefit
– contribution to Employees Provident Fund (EPF)
– other staff benefits
– ESOS expense
– remuneration of an Executive Director of the
Company
– salaries, allowances and bonus
– contribution to EPF
– ESOS expense
– remuneration of Non-Executive Directors of the
Company
– fees
– salaries, allowances and bonus
Others include:
– statutory audit fees
– PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia
– Member firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers
International Limited
– others
– audit related fees
– tax and other non-audit services
(a)
Estimated money value of benefits of Directors amounted to RM220,733 (2006: RM125,141) for the Group and RM87,766
(2006: RM40,729) for the Company.
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Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
6.
for the year ended 31 December 2007
OTHER OPERATING INCOME
7.
The Group
7.
2007
The Company
2007
RM
2006
RM
2007
RM
2006
RM
Dividend income from subsidiaries
Dividend income from a jointly controlled entity
Dividend income from quoted shares
Dividend income from unquoted shares
Gain on dilution and disposal of subsidiaries
Income from subsidiaries
– interest
– others
Penalty on breach of contract
Profit on disposal of property, plant and equipment
Profit on disposal of non-current asset held
for sale
Profit/(loss) on disposal of an associate
Profit/(loss) on disposal of fixed income securities
Profit/(loss) on disposal of long term investments
Profit/(loss) on disposal of short term investments
Rental income from buildings
Rental income from vehicles
Revenue from training and related activities
Sale of scrap stores
Others
—
—
3.8
30.2
248.0
—
—
18.4
6.1
—
—
4.5
2.7
13.8
—
—
10.7
12.4
250.8
71.2
3.8
30.2
60.2
6.6
17.9
1.6
20.2
142.4
—
3.3
2.7
—
8.0
16.7
6.4
11.7
46.0
0.2
0.4
1.6
17.3
21.9
—
11.6
8.1
46.9
—
—
(0.2)
68.5
(1.7)
9.2
—
13.2
7.4
38.0
TOTAL OTHER OPERATING INCOME
460.5
178.5
46.0
(1.3)
0.4
0.6
17.3
44.3
21.7
12.2
8.0
45.0
—
—
(0.2)
(8.9)
(1.7)
39.7
14.7
14.1
7.2
36.7
656.7
292.8
NET FINANCE COST
2007
2006
Foreign
RM
Domestic
RM
Islamic
Principles
RM
48.5
116.1
39.3
Total
RM
Foreign
RM
203.9
80.9
Domestic
RM
Islamic
Principles
RM
Total
RM
110.5
42.6
234.0
The Group
Finance income
TOTAL FINANCE
INCOME
294
48.5
116.1
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39.3
203.9
NET FINANCE COST (continued)
80.9
110.5
42.6
234.0
Foreign
RM
Domestic
RM
2006
Islamic
Principles
RM
Foreign
RM
Domestic
RM
Islamic
Principles
RM
Total
RM
(819.9)
(500.4)
(90.6)
(79.0)
(670.0)
(4.0)
—
—
—
—
(64.9)
—
—
—
—
Total
RM
The Group
Finance cost from
– Borrowings
– Rated Cumulative
Redeemable
Preference
Shares (note 14(f))
– TM Islamic Stapled
Income Securities
(note 14(g))
Amortisation of fair
value adjustment
on borrowings
Accretion of finance
income
Amortisation of
discounts
(680.4)
(93.2)
(46.3)
(4.0)
—
—
—
19.2
8.7
—
27.9
19.2
18.6
—
37.8
41.2
0.5
—
41.7
10.8
1.0
—
11.8
(1.7)
—
(1.7)
—
(1.5)
—
(1.5)
—
—
(64.9)
TOTAL FINANCE
COST
(624.0)
(85.7)
(111.2)
(820.9)
(470.4)
(72.5)
(79.0)
(621.9)
NET FINANCE COST
(575.5)
30.4
(71.9)
(617.0)
(389.5)
38.0
(36.4)
(387.9)
Finance income
15.2
63.4
16.7
95.3
30.5
52.7
17.3
100.5
TOTAL FINANCE
INCOME
15.2
63.4
16.7
95.3
30.5
52.7
17.3
100.5
(19.8)
(277.0)
(285.3)
—
(22.4)
(307.7)
(106.7)
—
(78.6)
—
(78.6)
(64.9)
—
—
—
—
10.8
1.0
—
11.8
The Company
Finance cost from
– Borrowings
– Redeemable
Preference
Shares
– TM Islamic Stapled
Income Securities
(note 14(g))
Accretion of finance
income
Amortisation of
discounts
(257.2)
—
—
(106.7)
—
—
—
41.2
0.5
—
41.7
(1.7)
—
(1.7)
—
(1.5)
—
(1.5)
—
(64.9)
TOTAL FINANCE
COST
(216.0)
(107.9)
(84.7)
(408.6)
(274.5)
(79.1)
(22.4)
(376.0)
NET FINANCE COST
(200.8)
(44.5)
(68.0)
(313.3)
(244.0)
(26.4)
(5.1)
(275.5)
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Financial
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
8.
for the year ended 31 December 2007
TAXATION
8.
The Group
2007
RM
The Company
2006
RM
2007
RM
TAXATION (continued)
The explanation of the relationship between taxation expense and profit before taxation is as follows:
2006
RM
Numerical reconciliation between taxation expense and the product of accounting profit multiplied by the Malaysian tax rate:
The Group
The taxation charge for the Group and the
Company comprise:
Malaysia
Income Tax
Current year
Prior year
Deferred Tax (net)
Current year
Prior year
Overseas
Income Tax
Current year
Prior year
Deferred Tax (net)
Current year
TOTAL TAXATION
2007
RM
2006
RM
2007
RM
2006
RM
3,142.6
3,133.2
1,018.3
617.1
Taxation calculated at the applicable Malaysian
taxation rate of 27.0% (2006: 28.0%)
848.5
877.3
274.9
172.8
Tax effects of:
– shares of results of jointly controlled entities
and associates
– different taxation rates in other countries
– expenses not deductible for taxation purposes
– income not subject to taxation
– expenses allowed for double deduction
– previously unrecognised temporary differences
– tax incentives
– change in tax rate
– current year tax losses not recognised
– over accrual of deferred tax (net)
– (over)/under accrual of income tax (net)
(55.3)
40.0
190.0
(190.3)
(18.4)
(7.7)
(3.4)
(75.9)
8.3
(33.4)
(191.4)
1.0
45.4
192.7
(260.2)
(11.4)
(157.2)
(17.0)
(64.8)
10.0
(54.3)
269.4
—
—
70.1
(50.5)
(18.4)
—
(3.4)
(60.7)
—
(26.2)
(166.4)
—
—
107.9
(86.6)
(11.4)
—
(17.0)
(51.9)
—
(119.3)
87.9
511.0
830.9
19.4
82.4
Profit Before Taxation
560.6
(187.8)
413.7
269.8
208.1
(166.4)
255.3
87.9
21.0
(33.4)
(95.7)
(54.3)
3.9
(26.2)
(141.5)
(119.3)
360.4
533.5
19.4
82.4
31.1
(0.4)
—
—
—
—
134.3
266.7
—
—
150.6
297.4
—
—
511.0
830.9
19.4
82.4
19.9
(3.6)
TOTAL TAXATION
Current taxation:
Current year
Under/(over) accrual in prior years (net)
Deferred taxation:
Origination and reversal of temporary differences
Benefit from previously unrecognised deductible
temporary differences and tax losses
Change in tax rate
Over accrual of deferred tax
580.5
(191.4)
444.8
269.4
208.1
(166.4)
255.3
87.9
238.9
393.0
64.6
(89.6)
(7.7)
(75.9)
(33.4)
(157.2)
(64.8)
(54.3)
—
(60.7)
(26.2)
—
(51.9)
(119.3)
511.0
830.9
19.4
82.4
9.
EARNINGS PER SHARE
(a) Basic earnings per share
Basic earnings per share of the Group is calculated by dividing the profit attributable to equity holders by the
weighted average number of ordinary shares of the Company in issue during the year.
The Group
Profit attributable to equity holders (RM million)
Weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue (million)
Basic earnings per share (sen)
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The Company
2007
2006
2,547.7
3,426.2
2,068.8
3,394.0
74.4
61.0
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ANNUAL REPORT 2007
297
Financial
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
9.
for the year ended 31 December 2007
EARNINGS PER SHARE (continued)
10. DIVIDENDS IN RESPECT OF ORDINARY SHARES
(b) Diluted earnings per share
For the diluted earnings per share calculation in 2006, the weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue is
adjusted to assume conversion of all dilutive potential ordinary shares.
Dividends approved and paid/payable in respect of ordinary shares:
The Group and Company
2007
For ESOS 3 offered since 2002 and PLES offered since 2005, a calculation is done to determine the number of
shares that could have been acquired at fair value (determined as the average annual share price of the Company’s
shares) based on the monetary value of the subscription rights attached to outstanding share options. This
calculation serves to determine the unexercised shares to be added to the ordinary shares in issue for the purpose
of computing the dilution. No adjustment is made to profit attributable to equity holders for the share options
calculation.
The Company’s Employees’ Share Option Scheme (ESOS 3) expired on 31 July 2007 and the remaining options
unexercised as at 31 July 2007 had lapsed and became null and void. There is no dilutive potential ordinary shares
as at 31 December 2007. Thus, diluted earnings per share is equal to basic earnings per share.
For details of the Company’s Employees’ Share Option Scheme, please refer to note 12(a) to the financial statements.
The Group
2007
2006
Profit attributable to equity holders (RM million)
2,547.7
2,068.8
Weighted average number of ordinary shares in issue (million)
Adjustment for ESOS 3 (million)
3,426.2
—
3,394.0
7.3
Weighted average number of ordinary shares for computation of diluted
earnings per share (million)
3,426.2
3,401.3
74.4
60.8
Diluted earnings per share (sen)
2006
Gross
dividend
per share
Sen
Amount of
dividend, net
of 27.0% tax
RM
Amount of
dividend, net
of 26.0% tax
RM
Gross
dividend
per share
Sen
Amount of
dividend, net
of 28.0% tax
RM
Interim dividends paid in respect
of the year ended:
– 31 December 2007
– 31 December 2006
26.0
—
652.9
—
—
—
—
16.0
—
391.0
Final dividends paid in respect
of the year ended:
– 31 December 2006
– 31 December 2005
30.0
—
749.5
—
—
—
—
25.0
—
610.9
Special dividend payable in
respect of the year ended:
– 31 December 2007
65.0
—
1,654.5
—
—
121.0
1,402.4
1,654.5
41.0
1,001.9
DIVIDENDS RECOGNISED AS
DISTRIBUTION TO ORDINARY
EQUITY HOLDERS OF THE
COMPANY
The special gross dividend of 65.0 sen per share less tax at 26.0% was paid on 31 January 2008.
The Board now recommends a final gross dividend of 22.0 sen per share less tax at 26.0% (2006: a final gross dividend
of 30.0 sen per share less tax at 27.0%) for shareholders’ approval at the forthcoming Annual General Meeting of the
Company.
The total dividend payout for the current year (excluding special dividend) based on issued share capital as at 31
December 2007 is approximately RM1,212.9 million, representing 47.6% of the profit attributable to equity holders. This
is in line with the dividend payout policy of between 40.0% to 60.0% of profit attributable to equity holders. These financial
statements do not reflect this final dividend which will only be accrued as a liability when approved by shareholders.
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ANNUAL REPORT 2007
299
Financial
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
11. SHARE CAPITAL
11. SHARE CAPITAL (continued)
The Group and Company
2007
Authorised:
Ordinary shares of RM1.00 each
Special share of RM1.00 (sub-note a)
Class A Redeemable Preference Shares of
RM0.01 each (sub-note b)
Class B Redeemable Preference Shares of
RM0.01 each (sub-note b)
Class C Non-Convertible Redeemable
Preference Shares of RM1.00 each (sub-note c)
Class D Non-Convertible Redeemable
Preference Shares of RM1.00 each (sub-note c)
Issued and fully paid:
Ordinary shares of RM1.00 each
At 1 January
Exercise of share options
At 31 December
Special share of RM1.00 (sub-note a)
At 1 January and 31 December
TOTAL ISSUED AND FULLY PAID-UP
SHARE CAPITAL
(a)
(b)
2006
Number of
shares
RM
Number of
shares
RM
5,000.0
—
5,000.0
—
5,000.0
—
5,000.0
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
3,397.6
42.2
3,397.6
42.2
3,391.5
6.1
3,391.5
6.1
3,439.8
3,439.8
3,397.6
3,397.6
—
—
—
—
3,439.8
3,439.8
3,397.6
3,397.6
The Special Rights Redeemable Preference Share (Special Share) of RM1.00 would enable the Government through
the Minister of Finance to ensure that certain major decisions affecting the operations of the Company are consistent
with the Government’s policy. The Special Shareholder, which may only be the Government or any representative or
person acting on its behalf, is entitled to receive notices of meetings but does not carry any right to vote at such
meetings of the Company. However, the Special Shareholder is entitled to attend and speak at such meetings.
Certain matters, in particular, the alteration of the Articles of Association of the Company relating to the rights of
the Special Shareholder, the dissolution of the Company, any substantial acquisitions and disposal of assets,
amalgamation, merger and takeover, require the prior consent of the Special Shareholder.
These comprise 1,000 Class A Redeemable Preference Shares (RPS) (TM RPS A) of RM0.01 each and 1,000 Class
B RPS (TM RPS B) of RM0.01 each, which were issued in 2003 to Rebung Utama Sdn Bhd, a special purpose entity
of the Company, at a premium of RM0.99 each over the par value of RM0.01 each.
TM RPS A and TM RPS B rank pari-passu amongst themselves but below the Special Share and ahead of the
ordinary shares of the Company in a distribution of capital in the event of the winding up or liquidation of the
Company. TM RPS A and TM RPS B have been classified as liabilities.
The details of TM RPS A and TM RPS B are set out in note 15(a) to the financial statements.
On 20 July 2007, the Company redeemed these 1,000 TM RPS A and 1,000 TM RPS B as part of the exchange of
TM Islamic Stapled Income Securities with the existing Tekad Mercu Bonds as explained in note 14(g) to the
financial statements.
(c)
On 8 May 2007, the authorised share capital of the Company was increased to include 2,000 Class C NonConvertible Redeemable Preference Shares (NCRPS) of RM1.00 each and 1,000 Class D NCRPS of RM1.00 each.
(d)
During the year, the issued and fully paid-up share capital of the Company was increased by the issuance of
42,152,800 ordinary shares of RM1.00 each for cash under ESOS 3 and PLES, detailed as follows:
Number of ordinary shares of RM1.00 each issued
Exercise price per share
18,934,000
13,000
2,170,000
15,838,300
4,864,000
333,500
RM7.09
RM8.02
RM9.32
RM9.22
RM8.69
RM10.24
These shares rank pari-passu in all respects with the existing issued ordinary shares of the Company.
(e)
On 20 July 2007, the Company issued 2,000 Class C NCRPS (TM NCRPS C) and 925 Class D NCRPS (TM NCRPS
D) at a premium of RM999 each over the par value of RM1.00 each. TM NCRPS C and TM NCRPS D rank paripassu amongst themselves but below the Special Share and ahead of the ordinary shares of the Company in a
distribution of capital in the event of the winding up or liquidation of the Company. TM NCRPS C and TM NCRPS
D have been classified as liabilities.
The details of TM NCRPS C and TM NCRPS D are set out in note 14(g)(I) to the financial statements.
The Special Shareholder has the right to require the Company to redeem the Special Share at par at any time. In
a distribution of capital in a winding up of the Company, the Special Shareholder is entitled to the repayment of the
capital paid-up on the Special Share in priority to any repayment of capital to any other member. The Special Share
does not confer any right to participate in the capital or profits of the Company.
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ANNUAL REPORT 2007
301
Financial
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
12. EMPLOYEES’ SHARE OPTION SCHEME
12. EMPLOYEES’ SHARE OPTION SCHEME (continued)
Total expense recognised arising from share-based payments amounted to RM7.7 million and RM2.5 million for the
Group and the Company respectively as disclosed in note 5(b) to the financial statements.
(a) Employees’ Share Option Scheme (ESOS) of the Company
The Company’s existing Employees’ Share Option Scheme (ESOS 3) was approved by the shareholders at an
Extraordinary General Meeting held on 21 May 2002. ESOS 3 expired on 31 July 2007. Options to subscribe for
ordinary shares of RM1.00 each under ESOS 3 was granted in various phases, as follows:
Exercise
price (RM)
Scheme
Grant date
ESOS 3
(phase 1)
1 August 2002
7.09
20 May 2004
8.02
10 March 2005
6 September 2005
9.32
9.22
Number of
options granted
Eligibility
Executives and Non-Executives of the
Company and its subsidiaries
Non-Executives of the Company
259,014,000
Executives of the Company
Executives and Non-Executives of the
Company and its subsidiaries
3,365,000
19,439,000
Executives and Non-Executives of the
Company and its subsidiaries
5,470,000
48,000
(a) Employees’ Share Option Scheme (ESOS) of the Company (continued)
General features of ESOS 3 and PLES
(i)
The eligibility for participation in ESOS is at the discretion of the Option Committee appointed by the Board of
Directors.
(ii)
The total number of shares to be offered shall not exceed 10.0% of the total issued and paid-up shares of the
Company.
(iii) No option shall be granted for less than 100 shares nor more than 1,200,000 shares unless so adjusted
pursuant to item (v) below.
(iv) The subscription price of each RM1.00 share shall be the average of the middle market quotation of the shares
as shown in the daily official list issued by the Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad for the 5 trading days preceding
the date of offer with a 10.0% discount, except for PLES options, which were granted without discount.
(v)
ESOS 3
(phase 2)
ESOS 3
(phase 3)
18 December 2006
8.69
In the event of any alteration in capital structure of the Company during the option period which expires on
31 July 2007, such corresponding alterations shall be made in:
(i)
the number of new shares in relation to ESOS so far as unexercised;
(ii)
and/or the subscription price.
Specific features of ESOS 3
(vi) Subject to item (v) above, an employee may exercise his options subject to the following limits:
On 6 September 2005, the Company also implemented a Performance Linked Employee Options Scheme (PLES) for
Senior Management of the Company and its subsidiaries. The scheme is an extension of the existing ESOS 3 and
has expired on 31 July 2007.
(a)
In respect of any options granted and remained unexercised prior to 17 May 2005, being the effective date
of the 2005 amendments to the ESOS by-law:
Number of options granted
The maximum number of PLES options granted and the vesting period is as follows:
Vesting Period/Maximum Options Granted
Performance Condition
6 September 2005
1 May 2006
24 April 2007
Performance for year:
– 2004
– 2005
– 2006
Aggregated performance for 2004-2006
5,991,200
—
—
—
—
5,991,200
—
—
—
—
5,991,200
11,982,400
Total
5,991,200
5,991,200
17,973,600
Options granted under PLES are conditional grants and are based on the performance of the Group and individuals
for the respective years. Options under PLES have an exercise price of RM10.24. The number of options a grantee
may exercise will be notified to the grantee through a letter of notification after the end of the respective years.
Options to which the grantees are not qualified to exercise shall lapse, be null and void.
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Below 20,000
20,000 – 99,999
100,000 and above
Percentage of options exercisable (%)
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
100
*40
20
—
30
20
—
**30
20
—
—
20
—
—
20
* 40.0% or 20,000 options, whichever is higher
** 30.0% or the remaining number of options unexercised
(b)
In respect of options granted after 17 May 2005 (not inclusive of PLES options), the number of options
which a grantee may exercise in a relevant year shall be evenly distributed over the number of unexpired
years of the scheme, as calculated on the date of acceptance of the option, save as determined otherwise
by the Option Committee.
The options granted do not confer any right to participate in any share issue of any other company.
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Financial
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
12. EMPLOYEES’ SHARE OPTION SCHEME (continued)
12. EMPLOYEES’ SHARE OPTION SCHEME (continued)
(a) Employees’ Share Option Scheme (ESOS) of the Company (continued)
The movement during the year in the number of options over the ordinary shares of RM1.00 each of the Company
is as follows:
Option Scheme
(ESOS 3)
2007
Phase
Phase
Phase
Phase
Phase
1
1
2
2
3
Exercise
Price
(RM)
At
1 January
(’000)
Granted
(’000)
Exercised
(’000)
Forfeited
(’000)
7.09
8.02
9.32
9.22
8.69
22,803.0
13.0
3,092.0
18,838.0
5,143.0
—
—
—
—
—
(18,934.0)
(13.0)
(2,170.0)
(15,838.3)
(4,864.0)
—
—
—
(63.0)
(28.0)
(3,869.0)
—
(922.0)
(2,936.7)
(251.0)
—
—
—
—
—
49,889.0
—
(41,819.3)
(91.0)
(7,978.7)
—
28,798.0
14.0
3,176.0
19,356.5
—
—
—
—
—
5,470.0
(5,995.0)
(1.0)
(46.0)
(97.5)
—
—
—
(38.0)
(421.0)
(327.0)
—
—
—
—
—
22,803.0
13.0
3,092.0
18,838.0
5,143.0
51,344.5
5,470.0
(6,139.5)
(786.0)
—
49,889.0
Total
2006
Phase
Phase
Phase
Phase
Phase
1
1
2
2
3
7.09
8.02
9.32
9.22
8.69
Total
Option Scheme
(PLES)
Exercise
Price
(RM)
2007
Performance
for:
– 2004
– 2006
Aggregate
10.24
10.24
10.24
Total
304
At 1 January
Not yet
Vested
vested Exercised Forfeited
(’000)
(’000)
(’000)
(’000)
At
Lapsed # 31 December
(’000)
(’000)
#
Lapsed
(’000)
—*
—*
—*
1.61
1.07
— *
— *
— *
1.61
1.07
—
5,991.2
11,982.4
—
—
(333.5)
— (1,602.2)
— (5,991.2)
— (11,648.9)
—
—
—
—
—
—
1,602.2
17,973.6**
(333.5)
— (19,242.3)
—
—
2006
Performance
for:
– 2004
– 2005
– 2006
Aggregate
Total
*
**
#
—*
1.14
1.14
10.24
10.24
10.24
10.24
At 31 December
Fair value
Not yet
at grant
Vested
vested
date
(’000)
(’000)
(RM)
1,629.0
—
—
—
—
5,991.2
5,991.2
11,982.4
—
—
—
—
(26.8)
(5,991.2)
—
—
—
—
—
—
1,602.2
—
—
—
—
—
5,991.2
11,982.4
1,629.0
23,964.8
—
(6,018.0)
—
1,602.2
17,973.6
—*
1.14
1.14
1.14
FRS 2 not applicable for these tranches
6,573,600 options were vested during the year
ESOS 3 has expired on 31 July 2007 and any unexercised option were deemed lapsed
Details relating to options exercised during the year are as follows:
Fair value of
shares at
exercise date
Exercise date
At 31 December
Fair value
Not yet
at grant
Vested
vested
date
(’000)
(’000)
(RM)
1,602.2
—
—
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Fair value
at grant
date
(RM)
(a) Employees’ Share Option Scheme (ESOS) of the Company (continued)
At 1 January
Exercise
Not yet
Option Scheme
Price
Vested
vested Exercised Forfeited
Lapsed #
(PLES)
(RM)
(’000)
(’000)
(’000)
(’000)
(’000)
2007
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
Exercise price/Number of options exercised (’000)
RM/share
RM7.09
RM8.02
RM9.32
RM9.22
RM8.69
RM10.24
10.10
10.40
9.90
10.45
10.40
10.50
9.65
2,182.0
3,167.0
2,618.0
1,566.0
2,223.0
2,325.0
4,853.0
1.0
3.0
2.0
2.0
—
—
5.0
7.0
168.0
225.0
105.0
485.0
357.0
823.0
183.0
1,501.0
4,305.0
1,102.1
5,196.1
1,385.5
2,165.6
236.0
1,390.2
1,510.8
362.1
752.5
262.1
350.3
—
—
—
—
5.0
—
328.5
18,934.0
13.0
2,170.0
15,838.3
4,864.0
333.5
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Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
12. EMPLOYEES’ SHARE OPTION SCHEME (continued)
12. EMPLOYEES’ SHARE OPTION SCHEME (continued)
(a) Employees’ Share Option Scheme (ESOS) of the Company (continued)
Fair value of
shares at
exercise date
Exercise date
2006
January to May
June to October
November to December
(b) ESOS of VADS Berhad (VADS)
The ESOS was approved by VADS’s shareholders at an Extraordinary General Meeting held on 28 January 2005.
Exercise price/Number of options exercised (’000)
RM/share
RM7.09
RM8.02
RM9.32
RM9.22
9.50-9.95
8.90-9.10
9.30-9.70
2,292.0
1,687.0
2,016.0
—
1.0
—
42.0
—
4.0
41.5
—
56.0
5,995.0
1.0
46.0
97.5
2007
RM million
2006
RM million
Ordinary share capital – at par
Share premium
42.2
304.2
6.1
37.7
Proceeds received on exercise of share options
346.4
43.8
Fair value at exercise date of shares issued
427.7
58.0
The principal features of ESOS are as follows:
(i)
The eligibility for participation in ESOS is at the discretion of the Option Committee appointed by the Board of
Directors of VADS.
(ii)
The total number of shares to be offered shall not exceed 15.0% of the total issued and paid-up shares of VADS.
(iii) No option shall be granted for less than 1,000 shares nor more than 500,000 shares unless so adjusted
pursuant to item (vi) below.
(iv) The subscription price of each RM1.00 share shall be the average of the middle market quotation of the shares
as shown in the daily official list issued by the Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad for the 5 trading days
preceding the date of offer with a 10.0% discount.
(v)
Subject to item (vi) below, an employee may exercise his options subject to the following limits:
Percentage of options exercisable (%)
The fair value of shares issued on the exercise of options is the mean market price at which the Company's share
were traded on the Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad on the day prior to the exercise of the options.
There were no new options granted in 2007. The fair values of options granted at the date of grant in which FRS 2
applies, were determined using the Black Scholes Valuation model. The significant inputs into the model are as
follows:
Phase 2
Exercise price
RM9.22
Option life (number of days to expiry)
649
Weighted average share price at grant date
RM10.10
Expected dividend yield
3.00%
Risk free interest rates (Yield of Malaysian Government securities)
3.18%
Expected volatility
23.27%
TM share historical volatility period:
From
24.10.2003
To
14.10.2005
ESOS 3
Phase 3
PLES
RM8.69
225
RM9.65
3.00%
3.21%
15.74%
RM10.24
649
RM10.10
3.00%
3.18%
23.27%
18.12.2004
18.12.2006
24.10.2003
14.10.2005
Number of options granted
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Year 5
20
20
20
20
20
(vi) In the event of any alteration in capital structure of VADS during the option period which expires on 31 March
2010, such corresponding alterations shall be made in:
(a)
the number of new shares in relation to ESOS so far as unexercised;
(b)
and/or the subscription price.
These options granted do not confer any right to participate in any share issue of any other company.
On 25 October 2007, VADS’s existing ordinary shares of RM1.00 each was subdivided into 2 ordinary shares of
RM0.50 each following a share split exercise. Consequent from the share split, the number of options unexercised,
the subscription price and the fair value at grant date are adjusted accordingly.
The volatility measured at the standard deviation of continuously compounded share return is based on statistical
analysis of daily share prices over the last 2 years from the grant date.
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307
Financial
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
12. EMPLOYEES’ SHARE OPTION SCHEME (continued)
12. EMPLOYEES’ SHARE OPTION SCHEME (continued)
(b) ESOS of VADS Berhad (VADS) (continued)
The movement during the year in the number of options over the ordinary shares of RM0.50 each of VADS, after
the share split, is as follows:
Exercise
Price
(RM)
Grant date
2007
After share split
14 April 2005
31 August 2005
30 November 2005
19 January 2006
28 April 2006
28 July 2006
20 October 2006
26 January 2007
20 April 2007
4 July 2007
1 November 2007
1.32
1.38
1.47
1.54
1.84
1.91
2.87
2.93
3.15
3.03
5.32
Total
At 25
October
(’000)
Granted Exercised
(’000)
(’000)
At 31
Forfeited December
(’000)
(’000)
3,732.0
298.0
122.0
324.0
738.0
404.0
580.0
300.0
1,116.2
736.0
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
273.0
(5.0)
—
(3.0)
(14.0)
(12.0)
(6.0)
(28.0)
(9.0)
(97.0)
(115.0)
—
(51.0)
—
—
(40.0)
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
3,676.0
298.0
119.0
270.0
726.0
398.0
552.0
291.0
1,019.2
621.0
273.0
8,350.2
273.0
(289.0)
(91.0)
8,243.2
Fair value
at grant
date
(RM)
0.31
0.43
0.37
0.32
0.51
0.44
0.70
0.79
0.65
1.74
1.93
(b) ESOS of VADS Berhad (VADS) (continued)
Grant date
2006
14 April 2005
31 August 2005
30 November 2005
19 January 2006
28 April 2006
28 July 2006
20 October 2006
Grant date
2007
Before share split
14 April 2005
31 August 2005
30 November 2005
19 January 2006
28 April 2006
28 July 2006
20 October 2006
26 January 2007
20 April 2007
4 July 2007
2.65
2.76
2.94
3.08
3.69
3.82
5.75
5.86
6.30
6.07
Total
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At 1
January
(’000)
Granted Exercised
(’000)
(’000)
Forfeited
(’000)
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
444.0
654.0
444.0
(1,085.0)
(45.0)
(37.0)
(112.0)
(187.0)
(126.0)
(166.0)
(162.0)
(49.9)
(76.0)
(224.0)
(62.0)
(40.0)
(78.0)
(102.0)
(52.0)
(98.0)
(132.0)
(46.0)
—
1,866.0
149.0
61.0
162.0
369.0
202.0
290.0
150.0
558.1
368.0
5,513.0
1,542.0
(2,045.9)
(834.0)
4,175.1
At 1
January
(’000)
Granted Exercised
(’000)
(’000)
At 31
Forfeited December
(’000)
(’000)
4,761.0
400.0
220.0
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
800.0
848.0
504.0
628.0
(1,242.0)
(104.0)
(82.0)
(248.0)
(136.0)
(100.0)
(18.0)
(344.0)
(40.0)
—
(200.0)
(54.0)
(24.0)
(56.0)
3,175.0
256.0
138.0
352.0
658.0
380.0
554.0
5,381.0
2,780.0
(1,930.0)
(718.0)
5,513.0
Fair value
at grant
date
(RM)
0.62
0.86
0.74
0.63
1.02
0.88
1.41
The above unexercised options remain in force until 31 March 2010.
The fair values of options granted in which FRS 2 applies, were determined using the Black Scholes Valuation
model. The significant inputs into the model are as follows:
Fair value
At 24
at grant
October
date
(’000)
(RM)
3,175.0
256.0
138.0
352.0
658.0
380.0
554.0
—
—
—
2.65
2.76
2.94
3.08
3.69
3.82
5.75
Total
The movement during the year in the number of options over the ordinary shares of RM1.00 each of VADS, before
the share split, is as follows:
Exercise
Price
(RM)
Exercise
Price
(RM)
0.62
0.86
0.74
0.63
1.02
0.88
1.41
1.57
1.30
3.48
Exercise
Price
RM1.32
RM1.38
RM1.47
RM1.54
RM1.84
RM1.91
RM2.87
RM2.93
RM3.15
RM3.03
RM5.32
Option life
(number
of days
to expiry)
Weighted
average
share
price at
grant date
1,812
1,673
1,581
1,533
1,434
1,343
1,259
1,161
1,077
1,002
882
RM2.84
RM3.38
RM3.28
RM3.42
RM4.42
RM4.26
RM6.60
RM6.85
RM6.80
RM6.70
RM6.70
Expected
dividend
yield
Risk free
interest rates
(Yield of
Malaysian
Government
securities)
Expected
volatility
3.50%
3.50%
3.50%
3.50%
3.50%
3.50%
3.50%
3.50%
3.50%
3.50%
3.50%
3.70%
3.28%
3.68%
3.56%
4.07%
4.22%
3.76%
3.64%
3.39%
3.73%
3.53%
26.00%
26.00%
26.00%
20.59%
22.20%
23.08%
24.04%
23.88%
23.70%
28.10%
33.30%
VADS share historical
volatility period
From
To
30.08.2002
30.08.2002
30.08.2002
30.08.2002
30.08.2002
30.06.2003
30.06.2003
30.06.2003
30.06.2003
30.06.2003
30.06.2003
14.04.2005
31.08.2005
30.11.2005
19.01.2006
28.04.2006
28.07.2006
20.10.2006
26.01.2007
20.04.2007
04.07.2007
01.11.2007
The volatility measured at the standard deviation of continuously compounded share return is based on statistical
analysis of daily share prices over the last 2 to 4 years from the grant date.
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Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
12. EMPLOYEES’ SHARE OPTION SCHEME (continued)
(c)
12. EMPLOYEES’ SHARE OPTION SCHEME (continued)
ESOS of Dialog Telekom PLC (Dialog)
On 11 July 2005, the Board of Directors of Dialog resolved and issued 199,892,741 ordinary shares of Dialog at the
Initial Public Offering (IPO) price of Sri Lanka Rupee (SLR)12 to an ESOS Trust, being 2.7% of the issued share
capital of Dialog.
Of the total ESOS shares that were transferred to the ESOS Trust, 88,841,218 shares (44.4%) were granted at the
point of the IPO with the exercise price equals to IPO price. The balance 111,051,523 shares (56.6%) together with
the forfeited portion were accounted as treasury shares of Dialog as at 31 December 2007 and shall be granted to
employees as an ongoing performance incentive mechanism in 4 further tranches.
The principal features of ESOS are as follows:
(i)
The eligibility for participation in ESOS is at the discretion of the ESOS Committee appointed by the Board of
Directors of Dialog.
(ii)
Except the existing tranche, the exercise price of the ESOS shares will be based on the 5 days weighted
average market price of Dialog's shares immediately preceding the offer date for options, with the ESOS
Committee having the discretion to set an exercise price up to 10.0% lower than that derived weighted average
market price.
(iii) Options are conditional on an employee satisfying the following:
– has attained the age of 18 years;
– is employed full-time by and on the payroll of a company within Dialog Group; and
– has been in the employment of Dialog Group for a period of at least 1 year of continuous service prior to
and up to the offer date, including service during the probation period.
(c)
ESOS of Dialog Telekom PLC (Dialog) (continued)
The movement during the year in the number of ESOS shares outstanding is as follows:
Grant date
Exercise
Price
(SLR)
At 1
January
(’000)
Granted
(’000)
Exercised
(’000)
Forfeited*
(’000)
At 31
December
(’000)
Fair value
at grant
date
(SLR)
2007
11 July 2005
12
48,735.0
—
(10,853.0)
(353.0)
37,529.0
4.4
2006
11 July 2005
12
87,725.0
—
(38,341.0)
(649.0)
48,735.0
4.4
*
Options forfeited are allocated to the ESOS Trust for future reallocation
The fair values of options granted in which FRS 2 applies, were determined using the Black Scholes Valuation
model. The significant inputs into the model are as follows:
Exercise price
SLR12
Option life (number of days to expiry)
1,826
Weighted average share price at grant date
SLR12
Expected dividend yield
2.10%
(iv) No options shall be granted for more than 8.0 million shares.
(v)
An employee may exercise his options subject to the following limits:
Percentage of options exercisable (%)
Number of options granted
Support and Operative
Supervisory and Middle Management
Management and Senior Management
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
100
50
50
—
50
30
—
—
20
Risk free interest rates
(Yield of treasury bond of Central Bank of Sri Lanka)
10.00%
Expected volatility
28.24%
The above volatility rate was derived after considering the patent and level of historical volatility of entities in the
same industry since Dialog does not have sufficient information on historical volatility as it was only listed on the
Colombo Stock Exchange in July 2005.
The volatility measured at the standard deviation of continuously compounded share return is based on statistical
analysis of daily share prices of these entities over the last 2 years from the grant date.
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ANNUAL REPORT 2007
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Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
13. OTHER RESERVES
14. BORROWINGS (continued)
The Group
2007
RM
Retained profits
ESOS reserve
Currency translation differences arising from
translation of:
– subsidiaries
– jointly controlled entities
– associates
12,512.8
—
TOTAL OTHER RESERVES
12,100.2
The Company
2006
RM
2007
RM
12,829.0
25.0
6,172.6
—
2007
2006
RM
(530.7)
100.2
17.9
(304.7)
18.6
3.7
—
—
—
—
—
—
12,571.6
6,172.6
8,243.4
14. BORROWINGS
2007
312
Short
Term
RM
Total
RM
Weighted
Average
Rate of
Finance
Long
Term
RM
Short
Term
RM
Total
RM
—
—
—
—
5.70%
—
113.8
113.8
8.23%
—
201.6
201.6
8.10%
210.3
400.0
610.3
8.23%
—
201.6
201.6
7.72%
210.3
513.8
724.1
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
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Long
Term
RM
Short
Term
RM
Long
Term
RM
Short
Term
RM
Total
RM
—
—
5.88%
3,000.0
—
3,000.0
15.0
21.7
36.7
4.74%
10.0
50.2
60.2
6.20%
—
243.0
243.0
5.07%
243.0
207.9
450.9
4.34%
5.90%
2,925.0
6.9
—
—
2,925.0
6.9
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
4.49%
2,946.9
264.7
3,211.6
5.76%
3,253.0
258.1
3,511.1
Total Domestic
4.71%
2,946.9
466.3
3,413.2
6.10%
3,463.3
771.9
4,235.2
FOREIGN
Secured
Borrowings
from financial
institutions
(sub-note b)
Other borrowings
(sub-note c)
Bank overdrafts
(sub-note d &
note 33)
9.70%
392.6
76.1
468.7
7.90%
498.0
301.4
799.4
1.97%
370.0
40.0
410.0
1.96%
200.9
12.0
212.9
—
—
—
—
14.00%
—
1.7
1.7
6.10%
762.6
116.1
878.7
6.66%
698.9
315.1
1,014.0
DOMESTIC
Unsecured
Redeemable
Bonds
(note 15(c))
Borrowings
from financial
institutions
Borrowings
under Islamic
principles
– Banking
facilities
– TM Islamic
Stapled
Income
Securities
(sub-note g)
Other borrowings
—
—
4.93%
2006
The Group
DOMESTIC
Secured
Borrowings from
financial institutions
(sub-note a)
Borrowings under
Islamic principles
– Banking facilities
(sub-note a)
Weighted
Average
Rate of
Finance
The Group
The Malaysian Budget 2008 introduced a single tier company income tax system with effect from the year of assessment
2008. Under the single tier system, the tax on a company’s profit is a final tax and the dividends distributed to its
shareholders would be exempted from tax. Unutilised Section 108 balances as at 31 December 2007 will be available
until such time the tax credit is fully utilised or upon expiry of the 6 years transitional period on 31 December 2013,
whichever is earlier.
Long
Term
RM
Total
RM
Weighted
Average
Rate of
Finance
8,218.4
25.0
Under the full dividend imputation system, subject to agreement with the Inland Revenue Board, the Company has
sufficient tax credit under Section 108 of the Income Tax Act, 1967 and tax-exempt income under Section 8 of the Income
Tax (Amendment) Act, 1999 at 31 December 2007 to frank the payment of net dividends out of all (2006: all) its retained
profits without incurring additional taxation.
Weighted
Average
Rate of
Finance
2006
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Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
14. BORROWINGS (continued)
14. BORROWINGS (continued)
2007
Weighted
Average
Rate of
Finance
2006
Long
Term
RM
Short
Term
RM
Total
RM
Weighted
Average
Rate of
Finance
Long
Term
RM
2007
Short
Term
RM
Total
RM
2006
Weighted
Average
Rate of
Finance
Long
Term
RM
Short
Term
RM
Total
RM
Weighted
Average
Rate of
Finance
Long
Term
RM
Short
Term
RM
Total
RM
The Group
The Company
FOREIGN
Unsecured
Notes and
Debentures
(sub-note e)
Rated Cumulative
Redeemable
Preference
Shares
(sub-note f)
Borrowings
from financial
institutions
Other borrowings
Bank overdrafts
(note 33)
DOMESTIC
Unsecured
Borrowings under
Islamic principles
– Banking
facilities
– TM Islamic
Stapled Income
Securities
(sub-note g)
6.20%
—
243.0
243.0
5.16%
243.0
200.0
443.0
4.34%
2,925.0
—
2,925.0
—
—
—
—
Total Domestic
4.49%
2,925.0
243.0
3,168.0
5.16%
243.0
200.0
443.0
FOREIGN
Unsecured
Notes and
Debentures
(sub-note e)
Borrowings from
financial
institutions
Other borrowings
6.87%
1,979.9
—
1,979.9
7.80%
2,116.3
—
2,116.3
—
1.21%
—
8.2
—
1.1
—
9.3
5.55%
1.26%
—
8.7
534.6
1.4
534.6
10.1
Total Foreign
6.84%
1,988.1
1.1
1,989.2
7.32%
2,125.0
536.0
2,661.0
TOTAL
BORROWINGS
5.39%
4,913.1
244.1
5,157.2
7.02%
2,368.0
736.0
3,104.0
Total Foreign
TOTAL
BORROWINGS
6.96%
4,975.1
1,175.0
6,150.1
7.00%
6,013.6
6,013.6
18.43%
136.9
15.2
152.1
—
—
—
—
7.91%
1.21%
917.6
8.1
401.4
1.1
1,319.0
9.2
6.72%
1.26%
98.3
8.7
712.7
1.4
811.0
10.1
19.74%
—
2.1
2.1
17.34%
—
2.0
2.0
7.50%
6,037.7
1,594.8
7,632.5
6.96%
6,120.6
716.1
6,836.7
7.35%
6,800.3
1,710.9
8,511.2
6.92%
6,819.5
1,031.2
7,850.7
6.58%
9,747.2
2,177.2
11,924.4
6.63%
10,282.8
2007
The Group's long term borrowings
are repayable as follows:
After one year and up to
five years
After five years and up to
ten years
After ten years and up to
fifteen years
After fifteen years
314
—
1,803.1
12,085.9
2006
Domestic
RM
Foreign
RM
Total
RM
Domestic
RM
Foreign
RM
Total
RM
21.9
3,079.7
3,101.6
463.3
3,078.2
3,541.5
2,000.0
2,729.3
4,729.3
2,000.0
2,680.4
4,680.4
925.0
—
0.9
990.4
925.9
990.4
1,000.0
—
0.8
1,060.1
1,000.8
1,060.1
2,946.9
6,800.3
9,747.2
3,463.3
6,819.5
10,282.8
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Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
14. BORROWINGS (continued)
14. BORROWINGS (continued)
2007
Domestic
RM
The Company's long term
borrowings are repayable as
follows:
After one year and up to
five years
After five years and up to
ten years
After ten years and up to
fifteen years
After fifteen years
(a)
2006
Foreign
RM
Total
RM
Domestic
RM
Foreign
RM
Total
RM
Syndicated term loan facilities and Islamic Private Debt securities issued by Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad (Celcom), a
wholly owned subsidiary. The borrowings are secured by deed of assignment over Celcom's key bank collection
accounts and designated bank accounts which requires Celcom to deposit a proportion of its cash flows into
designated bank accounts from which funds can be utilised only for interest and principal repayments on these
borrowings. Only the syndicated term loan facilities have been fully paid in the current year.
Under the respective debt covenants, Celcom is required to comply with certain conditions which includes not to be
in breach of certain agreed financial ratios summarised as follows:
–
–
–
–
debt equity ratio of not more than 1.25;
debt over EBITDA ratio of not more than 2.5;
EBITDA over finance cost ratio of more than 5; and
finance service coverage ratio of more than 1.2.
—
995.1
995.1
243.0
1,062.0
1,305.0
2,000.0
1.7
2,001.7
—
2.1
2.1
925.0
—
0.9
990.4
925.9
990.4
—
—
0.8
1,060.1
0.8
1,060.1
(b)
Secured by way of fixed charge on property, plant and equipment of subsidiaries (note 20 to the financial
statements).
2,925.0
1,988.1
4,913.1
243.0
2,125.0
2,368.0
(c)
Consists of USD122.9 million (2006: USD60.0 million) supplier credit that bears 0% interest during the first 2 years
and is repayable from 2007 to 2014. This supplier credit is secured by way of fixed charge on property, plant and
equipment of TM International (Bangladesh) Limited (note 20 to the financial statements).
(d)
The bank overdrafts for the previous year were secured by way of fixed charge over property, plant and equipment
of Dialog Telekom PLC and interests were payable at rates which varied according to the lenders' prevailing base
lending rates. Interest rate during the previous year was 14.0% per annum (note 20 to the financial statements).
(e)
Notes and Debentures consist of the following:
The currency exposure profile of borrowings is as follows:
The Group
Ringgit Malaysia
US Dollar
Indonesian Rupiah
Bangladesh Taka
Sri Lanka Rupee
Other currencies
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The Company
2007
RM
2006
RM
2007
RM
2006
RM
3,413.2
7,071.7
666.4
432.6
202.3
138.2
4,235.2
7,259.3
—
322.7
188.8
79.9
3,168.0
1,979.9
—
—
—
9.3
443.0
2,650.9
—
—
—
10.1
11,924.4
12,085.9
5,157.2
3,104.0
The Group
USD250.0 million 7.125% Notes due 2013
(sub-note i)
USD350.0 million 8.0% Notes due 2009
(sub-note i & note 45(c)(ii))
USD300.0 million 8.0% Guaranteed Notes
due 2010
USD500.0 million 5.25% Guaranteed Notes
due 2014
USD300.0 million 7.875% Debentures due 2025
IDR1,500 billion 10.35% Notes due 2012
(sub-note ii)
The Company
2007
RM
2006
RM
2007
RM
2006
RM
817.0
868.0
—
—
1,175.1
1,265.8
—
—
991.5
1,058.2
991.5
1,058.2
1,652.5
988.4
1,763.5
1,058.1
—
988.4
—
1,058.1
525.6
—
—
—
6,150.1
6,013.6
1,979.9
2,116.3
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Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
14. BORROWINGS (continued)
(e)
(ii)
(f)
14. BORROWINGS (continued)
Notes and Debentures consist of the following: (continued)
(i) Issued by Excelcomindo Finance Company BV, a wholly owned subsidiary of PT Excelcomindo Pratama Tbk (XL).
XL is required to comply with certain conditions, such as limitations on asset sale and/or leaseback
transactions, and Consolidated Leverage Ratio not exceeding as follows:
Notes
Consolidated Leverage Ratio
USD250.0 million 7.125% Notes
– 5.0 to 1.0 prior to 27 January 2007
– 4.5 to 1.0 thereafter
USD350.0 million 8.0% Notes
– 5.0 to 1.0 prior to 27 January 2007
– 4.5 to 1.0 from 27 January 2007 and prior to 27 January 2008
– 4.0 to 1.0 from 27 January 2008 and thereafter
Issued by XL. XL is required to comply with certain conditions, such as limitations on asset sale and/or
leaseback transactions, and XL should not get another debt which may cause its Debt to EBITDA Ratio to
exceed 4.5 to 1.0.
Consists of 5,000 million Rated Cumulative Redeemable Preference Shares (RCRPS) of SLR1 each issued by Dialog
Telekom PLC (Dialog) during the year, redeemable at par. The shares are mandatorily redeemable on 31 May 2012
with redemption schedule as set out below:
2008
2009
2010
2011
2012
Redemption Value per RCRPS
10%
15%
25%
25%
25%
The dividend is on cumulative basis and payable semi-annually, at the prevailing local base lending rate less a
discount of 0.9%. The RCRPS issued by Dialog have been classified as liabilities and accordingly, dividends on these
RCRPS are recognised in the Income Statement as finance cost.
(g)
On 20 July 2007, the Company had, through itself and its wholly owned subsidiary, Hijrah Pertama Berhad (HPB),
issued the TM Islamic Stapled Income Securities (TM ISIS) consisting of:
(a)
(b)
(i)
RM2.0 million Class C Non-Convertible Redeemable Preference Shares (NCRPS) (TM NCRPS C) consisting
of 2,000 Class C NCRPS of RM1.00 each at a premium of RM999 issued by the Company at an issue price
of RM1,000 each;
(ii)
Sukuk Ijarah Class A of nominal value RM1,998.0 million issued by HPB; and
(i)
RM925,000 Class D NCRPS (TM NCRPS D) consisting of 925 Class D NCRPS of RM1.00 each at a premium
of RM999 issued by the Company at an issue price of RM1,000 each;
(ii)
Sukuk Ijarah Class B of nominal value RM924,075,000 issued by HPB.
(g)
The TM NCRPS are effectively linked to the Sukuk in that the TM NCRPS and the Sukuk are issued simultaneously
to the same parties and the periodic distribution obligations under the Sukuk are dependent on the payments made
under the TM NCRPS. The outstanding amount of Sukuk are treated as borrowing by the Company as the Sukuk
are effectively obligations of the Company.
The issuance of the TM ISIS was made in exchange for the existing Tekad Mercu bonds (Exchange Offer). Holders
of RM2,925.0 million of the existing Tekad Mercu bonds accepted the Exchange Offer. The Company purchased the
remaining RM75.0 million Tekad Mercu bonds which were cancelled subsequently. Refer to note 15(i) and 15(c) for
details of Tekad Mercu bonds.
The TM ISIS are classified as debt instruments and hence are reported as liabilities. Consequently, dividend payable
under TM NCRPS and rental payable under Sukuk are reported as finance cost.
Salient terms of the above transactions are:
(I)
TM NCRPS
The principle features of the TM NCRPS (which comprises Class C and Class D NCRPS respectively) are
summarised as follows:
(i)
The NCRPS will not be convertible to ordinary shares of the Company.
(ii)
The NCRPS are not transferable/tradable and will held by Primary Subscribers until redeemed by the
Company (anticipated to be concurrent with Sukuk maturity).
(iii) There will be no voting rights except with regards to the proposal to reduce the capital of the Company,
sanctioning the disposal of the whole of the Company’s property, business and undertaking or where the
proposition to be submitted to the meeting directly affects the rights and privileges of the NCRPS holders
or as provided for in the Companies Act, 1965.
(iv) The NCRPS will not be listed on any of the boards of Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.
(v)
The NCRPS shall rank pari-passu amongst themselves but below the Special Share and ahead of the
Company’s ordinary shares in a distribution of capital in the event of the winding up or liquidation of the
Company.
(II) Sukuk Ijarah
The Sukuk are issued in 4 classes and is for the purposes of financing the purchase by HPB of the beneficial
ownership of certain assets. The Sukuk comprise the following classes:
(i)
Class A Sukuk comprising of Class A1 Sukuk and Class A2 Sukuk (collectively referred to as “Class A
Sukuk”)
(ii)
Class B Sukuk comprising of Class B1 Sukuk and Class B2 Sukuk (collectively referred to as “Class B
Sukuk”)
Sukuk Ijarah Class A and B are collectively referred to as “Sukuk”.
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Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
14. BORROWINGS (continued)
(g)
15. PAYABLE TO SUBSIDIARIES
(II) Sukuk Ijarah (continued)
The Class A Sukuk and Class B Sukuk shall represent undivided beneficial ownership in the relevant assets
and shall constitute direct, unconditional and unsecured trust obligations of HPB and shall at all times rank
pari-passu, without discrimination, preference or priority amongst themselves.
(i)
Subsequently, on 30 December 2003, the Company issued RM1,983.5 million nominal value 10-year redeemable
unsecured bonds due 2013 (Tranche 1) and RM1,000.0 million nominal value 15-year redeemable unsecured bonds
due 2018 (Tranche 2) (collectively referred to as TM bonds) to RUSB.
Features of the Sukuk are summarised as follows:
(a)
The Sukuk shall constitute trust obligations of HPB in relation to, and represent undivided beneficial
ownership in the assets.
(b)
Class A2 Sukuk and Class B2 Sukuk are not transferable/tradable and will be held by Primary Subscribers
until maturity of the Sukuk.
(c)
The Sukuk will constitute, inter alia, the obligations of the Company.
(d)
The obligations of the Company in respect of the Sukuk will constitute direct, unconditional and unsecured
obligations of the Company and shall at all times rank pari-passu, without discrimination, preference or
priority amongst themselves and at least pari-passu with all other present and future unsecured and
unsubordinated obligations of the Company, subject to those preferred by law or the transaction
documents.
(e)
As part of an overall cost efficient funding structure, the funds for the subscription of the Company’s RPS and bonds
were raised by RUSB vide the issuance of RM2,987.0 million RPS (RUSB RPS) to Tekad Mercu Berhad (Tekad
Mercu), another special purpose entity of the Company.
Tekad Mercu had, in turn, issued RM2,000.0 million nominal value 10-year redeemable unsecured bonds due 2013
(Tranche 1) and RM1,000.0 million nominal value 15-year redeemable unsecured bonds due 2018 (Tranche 2)
(collectively referred to as Tekad Mercu bonds) to investors on 30 December 2003 to finance the subscription of the
RUSB RPS (sub-note c).
All TM RPS A, TM RPS B, TM bonds, RUSB RPS and Tekad Mercu bonds have been fully redeemed, purchased and
cancelled during the year pursuant to the completion of the Exchange Offer as explained in note 14(g) to the
financial statements.
The Sukuk carry a rating of AAA by RAM Rating Services Berhad at the date of issue.
The respective tenure of the Sukuk are as follows:
Class
Maturity Dates
A1
A2
B1
B2
30
30
28
28
December
December
December
December
2013
2013
2018
2018
On 12 December 2003, the Company issued for cash 1,000 Class A Redeemable Preference Shares (RPS) (TM RPS
A) and 1,000 Class B RPS (TM RPS B) to Rebung Utama Sdn Bhd (RUSB), a special purpose entity of the Company,
at a premium of RM0.99 each over the par value of RM0.01 each.
(ii)
On 22 September 2004, the Company’s wholly owned subsidiary, TM Global Incorporated (TM Global), a company
incorporated in the Federal Territory of Labuan, under the Offshore Companies Act, 1990, issued a 10-year USD500.0
million Guaranteed Notes. The Notes carry an interest rate of 5.25% per annum payable semi-annually in arrears
on 22 March and September commencing in March 2005. The Notes will mature on 22 September 2014. Proceeds
from the transaction were utilised to refinance the Company’s maturing debt and general working capital. The Notes
are unconditional and irrevocably guaranteed by the Company.
None of TM Global Notes have been redeemed, purchased or cancelled during the year.
During the tenure of the TM ISIS, the Company can elect to either:
(a)
Pay gross dividends, comprising of net dividend with the respective tax credits to investors and Nominal
Rental payable to HPB; or
(b)
Pay Full Rental to HPB, which in turn distributes the same as periodic distribution to investors who are
holding Class A2 Sukuk and Class B2 Sukuk.
Listed below are the effects and salient terms of the above transactions to the Company:
2007
RM
2006
RM
—
—
—
—
1,652.5
—
—
1,983.5
1,000.0
1,763.5
1,652.5
4,747.0
The Company
The Periodic Distribution Rate as in the TM ISIS of Class C NCRPS and Class D NCRPS which is linked to
Class A Sukuk and Class B Sukuk is 6.20% and 5.25% per annum respectively payable semi-annually in
arrears. The Periodic Distribution Rate for Class B Sukuk will be reset in December 2008 and December 2013.
Where the Company elects to pay dividend, HPB will only receive Nominal Rental under the lease agreement
which it in turn would pay out to investors under Class A2 Sukuk and Class B2 Sukuk as nominal periodic
distribution. The nominal periodic distribution rate is 0.01% per annum.
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(i)
Payable to a subsidiary company, RUSB
TM RPS A of RM1,000 (sub-note a)
TM RPS B of RM1,000 (sub-note a)
10-year redeemable unsecured bonds due 2013 (Tranche 1) (sub-note b)
15-year redeemable unsecured bonds due 2018 (Tranche 2) (sub-note b)
(ii) Payable to a subsidiary company, TM Global Incorporated
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Financial
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
15. PAYABLE TO SUBSIDIARIES (continued)
(a) TM RPS A and TM RPS B
TM RPS A and TM RPS B issued by the Company to RUSB have been classified as liabilities and accordingly,
dividends on these preference shares are recognised in the Income Statement as finance cost.
for the year ended 31 December 2007
15. PAYABLE TO SUBSIDIARIES (continued)
(c)
Tekad Mercu Bonds
The principle features of the bonds issued by Tekad Mercu are as follows:
(i)
Unless previously redeemed, purchased and cancelled, the bonds are redeemable by Tekad Mercu on 30
December 2013 and 28 December 2018 respectively at nominal amount together with accrued and unpaid
interest.
(ii)
In respect of Tranche 2 only,
The salient terms of the RPS are as follows:
(i)
The preference shares, 1,000 RPS A and 1,000 RPS B are both issued at RM0.01 par value and a premium of
RM0.99 each.
(ii)
TM RPS A and TM RPS B rank pari-passu amongst themselves but below the Special Share and ahead of the
ordinary shares of the Company in a distribution of capital in the event of the winding up or liquidation of the
Company.
(iii) The non-cumulative dividends, when declared by the Board of Directors of the Company, are payable in arrears
at the end of every 6 months period commencing from the date of issue of the RPS of 12 December 2003, the
amount of which will be at the discretion of the Directors.
(a)
Tekad Mercu has the right to redeem all of the outstanding Tekad Mercu bonds (Tranche 2) on the tenth
and the twentieth coupon payment date (Optional Redemption Date) with advance notice to the
bondholders at nominal amount together with accrued and unpaid interest (up to but excluding the
relevant Optional Redemption Date) in respect thereof.
(b)
If on the day falling 20 business days prior to any Optional Redemption Date, the rating of the Tekad Mercu
bonds (Tranche 2) shall be below AAA or its equivalent as confirmed by the Calculation Agent, then Tekad
Mercu shall be obliged to redeem all outstanding Tekad Mercu bonds (Tranche 2) on the relevant Optional
Redemption Date. Redemption of the Tekad Mercu bonds (Tranche 2) shall be at their nominal value
together with all accrued interest (up to but excluding the relevant Optional Redemption Date) in respect
thereof.
(iv) The RPS is not convertible and shall not confer on the holder thereof any right to participate on a return in
excess of capital on liquidation, winding up or otherwise of the Company, other than on redemption, up to the
redemption price of RM1.00 for each RPS A and RPS B.
(v)
Both RPS A and RPS B do not have fixed maturity dates and may be redeemed in cash at the option of the
Company at any time, at a redemption price of RM1.00 per share.
(b) TM Bonds
The principal features of the bonds issued by the Company to RUSB are as follows:
(i)
(ii)
Unless previously redeemed, purchased and cancelled, the bonds are redeemable by the Company on 30
December 2013 and 28 December 2018 respectively at nominal amount together with accrued and unpaid
interest. The bonds may also be redeemed by the Company at any time after the issue date by private
arrangement with RUSB.
Payment of coupon on the bonds may either be:
(a)
(b)
–
–
interest of 6.25% per annum payable semi-annually in arrears on the Tranche 1 bonds, and
interest of 5.25% per annum payable semi-annually in arrears on the Tranche 2 bonds, with the option
to reset these rates after the fifth year; or
–
net dividends on both TM RPS A and TM RPS B, which shall be equal to the interest on Tranche 1
and Tranche 2 of the bonds less any amounts in the Designated Accounts, being accounts designated
to capture all collections of dividends and tax refunds by the authorities, and
a nominal interest of 0.01% per annum payable semi-annually.
–
(iii) The bonds will constitute direct, unconditional and unsecured obligations of the Company and will at all times
rank pari-passu, without discrimination, preference or priority amongst themselves and at least pari-passu with
all other present and future unsecured and unsubordinated obligations of the Company, subject to those
preferred by law or the transaction documents.
(iii) The bonds may also be purchased, in whole or in part, by the Company, at any time at any price in the open
market or by private treaty.
(iv) Payment of coupon on the bonds
Interest rate of 6.20% per annum payable semi-annually in arrears on the Tranche 1 bonds and interest rate
of 5.25% per annum payable semi-annually in arrears on the Tranche 2 bonds with the option to reset these
rates after the fifth year.
(v)
The bonds will constitute direct, unconditional and unsecured obligations of Tekad Mercu and will at all times
rank pari-passu without discrimination, preference or priority amongst themselves and at least pari-passu with
all other present and future unsecured and unsubordinated obligations of Tekad Mercu, subject to those
preferred by law or the transaction documents.
(vi) The bonds are not convertible but transferable, subject to certain selling restrictions.
(vii) The Company has granted a Put Option in favour of the security trustee of the bonds for the benefit of the
holders of the bonds. The Put Option will allow the holders of the bonds to have direct recourse on the
Company for the following circumstances:
(a)
on a pre-agreed time frame, there is insufficient amounts in the relevant Designated Account to meet
coupon payments and/or principal redemption of the bonds on the relevant due date for payment;
(b)
an event of default has been declared under the bonds; and
(c)
an event of default has been declared under the Put Option.
(iv) The bonds are not convertible, not transferable and not tradable.
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Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
16. HEDGING TRANSACTIONS
(a) Long Dated Swap
Underlying Liability
USD300.0 million 7.875% Debentures due in 2025
In 1998, the Company entered into a long dated swap, which will mature on 1 August 2025.
Hedging Instrument
The Company made a payment of USD5.0 million and is obliged to pay fixed amounts of JPY209.9 million semiannually on each 1 February and 1 August, up to and including 1 August 2025.
Prior to 1 February 2004, the counterparty was not obliged to agree to any request by the Company to terminate
the transaction. Commencing from 1 February 2004, the Company has the right to terminate the transaction at a
rate mutually agreed with the counterparty. However, the Company intends to hold the contract to maturity.
On 1 August 2025, the Company will receive RM750.0 million from the counterparty. These proceeds will be swapped
for USD300.0 million at a predetermined exchange rate of RM2.5 to USD1.0, which will be used for the repayment of
the USD300.0 million 7.875% redeemable unsecured Debentures. The effect of this transaction is to effectively build
up a sinking fund with an assured value of USD300.0 million on 1 August 2025 for the repayment of the Debentures.
(b) Interest Rate Swap (IRS)
Underlying Liability
USD300.0 million 8.0% Guaranteed Notes due in 2010
In year 2000, the Company issued USD300.0 million 8.0% Guaranteed Notes due in 2010. The Notes are redeemable
in full on 7 December 2010.
Hedging Instrument
On 1 April 2004, the Company entered into an IRS agreement with a notional principal of USD150.0 million that
entitles it to receive interest at a fixed rate of 8.0% per annum and obliges it to pay interest at a floating rate of
6 months USD LIBOR-in-arrears plus 5.255%. The swap was due to mature on 7 December 2006.
The Company restructured twice on the existing USD150.0 million IRS into a range accrual swap. Under this
structure, the Company will receive interest at a rate of 8.0% times N1/N2 (where N1 is the number of the days
when the reference floating rate, i.e. the 6 months USD LIBOR in this transaction, stays within a predetermined
range, while N2 is the total number of days in the calculation period). Under the latest restructure, on 5 December
2005, the Company will pay interest at a floating rate of 6 months USD LIBOR plus 2.35% for a new predetermined
range. The restructured swap will mature on 7 December 2010.
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16. HEDGING TRANSACTIONS (continued)
(c)
Interest Rate Swap (IRS)
Underlying Liability
USD300.0 million 7.875% Debentures due in 2025
In 1998, the Company issued USD300.0 million 7.875% Debentures due in 2025.
Hedging Instrument
On 2 April 2004, the Company entered into an IRS agreement with a notional principal of USD150.0 million that
entitles it to receive interest at a fixed rate of 7.875% per annum and obliges it to pay interest at a floating rate of
6 months USD LIBOR-in-arrears plus 5.05%. The swap was due to mature on 1 August 2006.
The Company restructured twice on the existing USD150.0 million IRS into a range accrual swap. Under this
structure, the Company will receive interest at a rate of 7.875% times N1/N2 (where N1 is the number of the days
when the reference floating rate, i.e. the 6 months USD LIBOR in this transaction, stays within a predetermined
range, while N2 is the total number of days in the calculation period). Under the latest restructure, on 5 December
2005, the Company will pay interest at a floating rate of 6 months USD LIBOR plus 2.24% for a new predetermined
range. The restructured swap will mature on 1 August 2010.
On 9 July 2007, the Company entered into another IRS range accrual swap with trigger feature agreement for the
balance notional principal of USD150.0 million that entitles it to receive interest at a fixed rate of 7.875% times
N1/N2 (where N1 is the number of the days when the reference floating rate, i.e. the 6 months USD LIBOR in this
transaction, stays within a predetermined range, while N2 is the total number of days in the calculation period). In
exchange, the Company is obliged to pay interest at a floating rate of 6 months USD LIBOR plus 1.05%. This
transaction will automatically terminate in whole, but not in part, on an Auto-Put Date, i.e. 1 August 2009, where
the LIBOR rate fixes at or below the trigger level. The swap is due to mature on 1 August 2010.
(d) Cross-Currency Swap (CCS)
Underlying Liability
USD100.0 million Term Loan due in 2010
On 8 January 2007, PT Excelcomindo Pratama Tbk (XL) entered into a credit agreement with a financial institution
amounting to USD50.0 million. On 18 April 2007, XL signed the credit agreement amendment to increase the credit
facility to USD100.0 million. The loan will be based on a floating rate of interest at quarterly intervals of 3 months
SIBOR plus 1.05% margin per annum. The loan will mature 36 months from each drawdown date.
Hedging Instrument
On 18 April 2007, XL entered into a CCS contract with a financial institution. Based on the contract, XL would swap,
at the final exchange date (termination date) on 16 April 2010, a total of IDR90.88 million for USD10.0 million. XL
will make quarterly payments in IDR on every 18 January, 18 April, 18 July and 18 October up to termination date,
at the amount of USD10.0 million times fixed interest rate of 9.65% per annum with strike rate of IDR9,088 per USD,
and will receive payment in USD amounting to USD10.0 million times floating rate of interest at quarterly intervals
of 3 months SIBOR plus 1.05%.
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Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
16. HEDGING TRANSACTIONS (continued)
(e) Cross-Currency Swap (CCS)
Underlying Liability
USD50.0 million Term Loan due in 2010
On 15 January 2007, XL entered into a credit agreement with a financial institution amounting to USD50.0 million.
The loan will be based on a floating rate of interest at quarterly intervals of 3 months LIBOR plus 0.95% margin
per annum. The loan will mature on 29 January 2010.
for the year ended 31 December 2007
16. HEDGING TRANSACTIONS (continued)
(g) Forward Foreign Currency Contracts
During the current year, XL entered into forward foreign currency contracts with financial institutions to hedge the
payment of long term loans in USD.
The details of forward foreign currency contracts are as follows:
Type of contracts
Hedging Instrument
On 23 April 2007, XL entered into a CCS contract with a financial institution. Based on the contract, XL would swap,
at the final exchange date (termination date) on 29 January 2010, a total of IDR225.0 million for USD25.0 million.
XL will make quarterly payments in IDR on every 30 January, 30 April, 30 July and 30 October up to termination
date, at the amount of USD25.0 million times fixed interest rate of 9.99% per annum with strike rate of IDR9,000
per USD, and will receive payment in USD amounting to USD25.0 million times floating rate of interest at quarterly
intervals of 3 months LIBOR plus 0.95%.
Notional amount
(in USD Million)
Deliverable
Non-Deliverable
175.0
125.0
Total
300.0
Strike rate (full amount)
USD1= IDR9,000
USD1= IDR9,000
The premium on the forward foreign currency contracts will be paid semi-annually based on contracted rates.
On 10 May 2007, XL entered into another CCS contract with a financial institution. Based on the contract, XL would
swap, at the final exchange date (termination date) on 29 January 2010, a total of IDR112.5 million for USD12.5
million. XL will make quarterly payments in IDR on every 28 June, 28 September, 28 December and 28 March up
to termination date, at the amount of USD12.5 million times fixed interest rate of 7.73% per annum with strike rate
of IDR9,000 per USD, and will receive payment in USD amounting to USD12.5 million times floating rate of interest
at quarterly intervals of 3 months LIBOR plus 0.95%.
(f)
Cross-Currency Swap (CCS)
Underlying Liability
USD50.0 million Term Loan due in 2010
On 19 April 2007, XL signed a credit facility agreement with a financial institution amounting to USD50.0 million.
The loan will be based on a floating rate of interest at quarterly intervals of 3 months LIBOR plus 1.00% margin
per annum. The loan will mature 36 months from the first drawdown date.
Hedging Instrument
On 26 April 2007, XL entered into a CCS contract with a financial institution. Based on the contract, XL would swap,
at the final exchange date (termination date) on 26 April 2010, a total of IDR135.0 million for USD15.0 million. XL
will make quarterly payments in IDR on every 26 January, 26 April, 26 July and 26 October up to termination date,
at the amount of USD15.0 million times fixed interest rate of 9.825% per annum with strike rate of IDR9,000 per
USD, and will receive payment in USD amounting to USD15.0 million times floating rate of interest at quarterly
intervals of 3 months LIBOR plus 1.00%.
On the deliverable contract, XL would swap, at the final exchange date, a total of IDR1,575.0 million for USD175.0
million.
On the non-deliverable contract, XL would swap, at the final exchange date:
•
If settlement rate at expiry time is less than IDR9,000, XL would pay the banks the USD notional amount times
the excess of strike rate over settlement rate.
•
If settlement rate at expiry time is more than IDR9,000, the banks would pay XL the USD notional amount times
the excess of settlement rate over strike rate.
•
If settlement rate at expiry time is equal to IDR9,000, no exchange payments between the banks and XL will be
required.
(h) Other foreign exchange transactions
XL regularly purchases USD currency to meet monthly obligations by using Spot (2 days settlement) or Tom (1 day
settlement) transactions. In addition to this regular USD purchase, XL entered into foreign currency forward
contracts with 2 financial institutions for the period of May 2007 until December 2007.
The strike rates of foreign exchange forwards entered into in 2007 are as follows:
•
USD1.0 million per month at IDR8,999
•
USD1.0 million per month at IDR8,995
The terms and conditions for these contracts are as follows:
On 9 May 2007, XL entered into another CCS contract with a financial institution. Based on the contract, XL would
swap, at the final exchange date (termination date) on 26 April 2010, a total of IDR135.0 million for USD15.0 million.
XL will make quarterly payments in IDR on every 26 January, 26 April, 26 July and 26 October up to termination
date, at the amount of USD15.0 million times fixed interest rate of 8.20% per annum with strike rate of IDR9,000
per USD, and will receive payment in USD amounting to USD15.0 million times floating rate of interest at quarterly
intervals of 3 months LIBOR plus 1.00%.
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•
If the spot rate is higher than IDR9,225, the contracts will cease to exist and no USD should be bought at the
respective month.
•
If the spot rate is between strike rate and IDR9,225, XL will buy USD1.0 million at the strike rate at the
respective month.
•
If the spot rate is below the strike rate, XL is obliged to buy USD2.0 million at the strike rate at the respective
month.
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Financial
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
17. DEFERRED TAX
17. DEFERRED TAX (continued)
Deferred tax assets and liabilities are offset when there is a legally enforceable right to set off current tax assets against
current tax liabilities and when the deferred taxes relate to the same tax authority. The following amounts, determined
after appropriate offsetting, are disclosed in the balance sheet:
The Group
2007
RM
Breakdown of cumulative balances by each type of temporary difference:
The Group
2007
RM
2006
RM
2007
RM
2006
RM
431.8
29.9
608.2
96.2
18.3
731.1
—
—
370.2
—
—
365.3
1,069.9
(890.5)
845.6
(730.0)
370.2
(370.2)
365.3
(365.3)
179.4
115.6
—
—
3,193.0
10.7
2,984.4
7.5
1,782.0
—
1,799.3
—
Offsetting
3,203.7
(890.5)
2,991.9
(730.0)
1,782.0
(370.2)
1,799.3
(365.3)
Total Deferred Tax Liabilities After Offsetting
2,313.2
2,261.9
1,411.8
1,434.0
2007
RM
2006
RM
At 1 January
Current year provision
Over accrual of provision in respect of prior year
Accretion of interest
64.6
19.3
—
4.2
65.0
8.0
(7.6)
—
Utilised during the year
88.1
(0.9)
65.4
(0.8)
At 31 December
87.2
64.6
The Company
2006
RM
2007
RM
2006
RM
(a) Deferred Tax Assets
Property, plant and equipment
Tax losses
Provisions and others
Subject to income tax:
Deferred tax assets
Deferred tax liabilities
179.4
2,313.2
115.6
2,261.9
—
1,411.8
—
1,434.0
TOTAL DEFERRED TAX
2,133.8
2,146.3
1,411.8
1,434.0
Offsetting
At 1 January
Current year charged/(credited) to Income
Statement arising from:
– property, plant and equipment
– tax losses
– provisions and others
2,146.3
2,172.2
1,434.0
1,694.8
Total Deferred Tax Assets After Offsetting
– acquisition of subsidiaries
– under accrual of deferred tax assets for
minority interests
– disposal of a subsidiary
– currency translation differences
At 31 December
(1.3)
(11.6)
134.8
395.0
180.2
(458.5)
(17.3)
—
(4.9)
(129.4)
—
(131.4)
121.9
—
116.7
(120.6)
(22.2)
—
(260.8)
—
(97.1)
(5.6)
(31.7)
—
—
(22.0)
—
—
—
—
—
—
2,146.3
1,411.8
1,434.0
2,133.8
The tax effect of deductible temporary differences, unutilised tax losses and unabsorbed capital/other tax allowances of
subsidiaries for which no deferred tax asset is recognised in the balance sheet are as follows:
The Group
2007
RM
2006
RM
Deductible temporary differences
Unutilised tax losses
Unabsorbed capital/other tax allowances
11.8
148.5
193.3
45.1
180.3
200.5
353.6
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(b) Deferred Tax Liabilities
Property, plant and equipment
Provisions and others
18. PROVISION FOR LIABILITIES
The Group
425.9
The benefits of these tax losses and credits will only be obtained if the relevant subsidiaries derive future assessable
income of a nature and amount sufficient for the benefits to be utilised.
328
The Company
The provision for liabilities relates to provision for dismantling costs of existing telecommunication network and
equipment of subsidiaries.
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Financial
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
19. INTANGIBLE ASSETS
19. INTANGIBLE ASSETS (continued)
Goodwill
RM
Licences
RM
Other
Intangible*
RM
Total
RM
The Group
Other
Intangible*
RM
Goodwill
RM
Licences
RM
Total
RM
Net Book Value
At 1 January 2007
Amortisation
—
—
43.6
(3.9)
—
—
43.6
(3.9)
At 31 December 2007
—
39.7
—
39.7
Net Book Value
At 1 January 2006
Amortisation
—
—
47.4
(3.8)
—
—
47.4
(3.8)
At 31 December 2006
—
43.6
—
43.6
At 31 December 2007
Cost
Accumulated amortisation
—
—
50.0
(10.3)
—
—
50.0
(10.3)
Net Book Value
—
39.7
—
39.7
At 31 December 2006
Cost
Accumulated amortisation
—
—
50.0
(6.4)
—
—
50.0
(6.4)
Net Book Value
—
43.6
—
43.6
The Company
Net Book Value
At 1 January 2007
Additions
Additional interest in subsidiaries
Partial disposal of a subsidiary
Amortisation
Impairment (sub-note a)
Currency translation differences
Reclassified from equity (sub-note b)
6,826.1
—
295.1
(3.8)
—
(23.8)
(3.3)
180.8
233.0
0.6
—
—
(23.7)
—
(21.1)
—
—
2.3
—
—
(1.3)
—
—
—
7,059.1
2.9
295.1
(3.8)
(25.0)
(23.8)
(24.4)
180.8
At 31 December 2007
7,271.1
188.8
1.0
7,460.9
Net Book Value
At 1 January 2006
Additions
Acquisition of subsidiaries
Amortisation
Currency translation differences
6,891.3
—
(63.7)
—
(1.5)
80.4
184.5
—
(23.0)
(8.9)
—
—
—
—
—
6,971.7
184.5
(63.7)
(23.0)
(10.4)
At 31 December 2006
6,826.1
233.0
—
7,059.1
At 31 December 2007
Cost
Accumulated amortisation
Accumulated impairment
7,339.6
—
(68.5)
238.1
(49.3)
—
2.3
(1.3)
—
7,580.0
(50.6)
(68.5)
Net Book Value
7,271.1
188.8
1.0
7,460.9
The remaining amortisation period of acquired licences ranged from 1 year to 9 years.
* Other intangible represents the fair value of sales contracts acquired by a subsidiary.
At 31 December 2006
Cost
Accumulated amortisation
Accumulated impairment
6,870.8
—
(44.7)
258.6
(25.6)
—
—
—
—
7,129.4
(25.6)
(44.7)
Net Book Value
6,826.1
233.0
—
7,059.1
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(a) Impairment tests for goodwill
The Group undertakes an annual test for impairment of its cash-generating units. Based on the impairment test, an
impairment loss of RM23.8 million has been recorded in the Consolidated Income Statement for the goodwill arising
from acquisition of an overseas subsidiary. No impairment loss was required for the carrying amounts of the remaining
goodwill assessed as at 31 December 2007 as their recoverable amounts were in excess of their carrying amounts.
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Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
19. INTANGIBLE ASSETS (continued)
19. INTANGIBLE ASSETS (continued)
(b) Reclassification of goodwill
In 2006, the Group had undertaken the following transactions with minority interests where the difference between
the consideration paid and the Group’s share of carrying value of net assets acquired had been treated as a
movement in equity:
(i)
The acquisition of 2.8% equity interest in PT Excelcomindo Pratama Tbk from AIF (Indonesia) Limited on
12 June 2006.
(ii)
The acquisition of 49.0% equity interest in Telekom Malaysia International (Cambodia) Company Limited from
Samart Corporation Public Company Limited on 27 March 2006.
(iii) The acquisition of 20.0% equity interest in Celcom Timur (Sabah) Sdn Bhd from Hugold Success Sdn Bhd on
24 November 2006.
Goodwill totalling RM180.8 million arising from the above transactions previously recorded in equity has now been
reclassified as intangible assets to reflect the Group’s accounting policy on transactions with minority interests.
(i)
Key assumptions used in the value-in-use calculations
The recoverable amounts of the cash-generating units including goodwill in these tests are determined based on
value-in-use calculations.
These value-in-use calculations apply a discounted cash flow model using cash flow projections based on forecasts
and projections approved by management covering a five-year period for the cellular business in Malaysia and a
ten-year period for the cellular business in Indonesia. These forecasts and projections reflect management’s
expectation of revenue growth, operating costs and margins for each cash-generating unit based on past experience.
Cash flows beyond the fifth year for the cellular business in Malaysia and tenth year for the cellular business in
Indonesia are extrapolated using estimated terminal growth rates. These rates have been determined with regards
to projected growth rates for the respective markets in which the cash-generating units participate and are not
expected to exceed the long term average growth rates for those markets.
The value-in-use calculation for the Group's cash-generating unit in Indonesia reflects the low penetration of mobile
telecommunications in that country and the expectation of strong revenue growth throughout the ten-year plan.
Goodwill is allocated to the Group’s cash-generating units identified according to business segment and the country of
operations.
Discount rates applied to the cash flow forecasts are derived from the cash-generating unit’s pre-tax weighted
average cost of capital plus a reasonable risk premium at the date of the assessment of the respective cashgenerating units.
The following cash-generating units, being the lowest level of asset for which there are separately identifiable cash flows,
have carrying amounts of goodwill that are considered significant in comparison with the Group’s total goodwill:
The following assumptions have been applied in the value-in-use calculations:
Cellular
Malaysia
Indonesia
Cellular and Others
Multiple units without significant goodwill
Impairment
2007
RM
2006
RM
4,022.7
3,121.2
4,022.7
2,722.9
7,143.9
6,745.6
151.0
(23.8)
7,271.1
80.5
—
2007
Pre-tax discount rate
Terminal growth rate
Indonesia
%
Malaysia
%
Indonesia
%
14.5
1.5
16.3
3.0
13.1
1.5
18.5
4.0
(ii) Impact of possible change in key assumptions
Changing the assumptions selected by management, in particular the discount rate assumptions used in the
discounted cash flow model could significantly affect the results of the impairment test and consequently the
Group’s results. The Group’s review includes an impact assessment of changes in key assumptions. Based on the
sensitivity analysis performed, management has concluded that no reasonable change in the base case key
assumptions would cause the carrying amounts of the cash-generating units to exceed their recoverable amounts.
If the following pre-tax discount rates are applied to the cash flow forecasts and projections of the Group’s cashgenerating units, the carrying amounts of the cash-generating units including goodwill will equal the corresponding
recoverable values, assuming all other variables remain unchanged.
2007
Pre-tax discount rate
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Malaysia
%
6,826.1
The amount of goodwill initially recognised is dependent upon the allocation of the purchase price to the fair value of
identifiable assets acquired and the liabilities assumed. The determination of the fair value of the assets and liabilities
is based, to a considerable extent, on management’s judgement.
332
2006
2006
Malaysia
%
Indonesia
%
Malaysia
%
Indonesia
%
36.5
18.6
26.7
20.0
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Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
20. PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT
Telecommunication
Network
RM
20. PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT (continued)
Movable
Plant and
Equipment
RM
Computer
Support
Systems
RM
Land
(sub-note f)
RM
Buildings
RM
Capital
Work-InProgress
RM
Total
Property,
Plant and
Equipment
RM
The Group
Total
Property,
Plant and
Equipment
RM
321.6
—
0.3
3.5
—
—
(0.1)
—
3.9
(1.4)
3,273.6
—
35.6
63.0
(0.7)
—
(228.4)
—
—
(3.1)
1,960.9
3.8
3,716.0
(3,243.8)
—
—
—
(0.6)
3.5
—
22,071.0
156.3
5,632.3
—
(28.7)
(2.0)
(3,979.8)
(4.1)
7.4
(130.0)
—
(0.3)
(21.0)
(0.1)
(21.4)
—
—
3.3
—
—
3.3
—
5.9
—
31.6
—
—
—
(4.1)
(24.0)
(33.4)
—
—
(24.0)
—
At 31 December 2006
16,445.5
589.8
817.0
326.7
3,061.6
2,439.7
23,680.3
At 31 December 2006
Cost
Accumulated depreciation
Accumulated impairment
43,824.9
(26,728.5)
(650.9)
1,822.6
(1,226.7)
(6.1)
4,572.3
(3,738.0)
(17.3)
338.2
(0.9)
(10.6)
4,719.3
(1,622.2)
(35.5)
2,494.6
—
(54.9)
57,771.9
(33,316.3)
(775.3)
Net Book Value
16,445.5
589.8
817.0
326.7
3,061.6
2,439.7
23,680.3
Movable
Plant and
Equipment
RM
Computer
Support
Systems
RM
Land
(sub-note f)
RM
15,132.3
147.0
1,716.9
2,740.1
(27.1)
(0.1)
(3,155.7)
(3.5)
—
(110.3)
581.0
3.7
91.1
47.6
(0.9)
(0.3)
(150.7)
—
—
(13.3)
801.6
1.8
72.4
389.6
—
(1.6)
(444.9)
—
—
(1.9)
—
—
—
The Group
Net Book Value
At 1 January 2007
Additions
Assetisation
Disposals
Disposal of subsidiaries
Write off
Depreciation
Impairment
Reversal of impairment
Currency translation differences
Reclassified to prepaid lease
payments (note 21)
Reclassified as non-current
assets held for sale (note 29)
Reclassification
16,445.5
1,716.8
2,827.2
(24.4)
(67.4)
(2.9)
(3,224.2)
(70.7)
—
(421.3)
589.8
157.5
19.9
(7.1)
(4.2)
(0.2)
(203.6)
(2.0)
—
(5.6)
817.0
79.0
293.6
—
(1.9)
(0.2)
(341.9)
(0.7)
—
(3.4)
326.7
11.7
—
—
(0.1)
—
—
—
—
(0.9)
3,061.6
17.9
117.4
(14.6)
(7.4)
(0.3)
(235.1)
—
—
(4.5)
2,439.7
4,083.4
(3,258.1)
—
(3.3)
(29.7)
—
(12.5)
5.5
(96.9)
23,680.3
6,066.3
—
(46.1)
(84.3)
(33.3)
(4,004.8)
(85.9)
5.5
(532.6)
—
—
—
(0.7)
—
—
(0.7)
—
(17.4)
—
38.7
—
(25.0)
(7.9)
(16.3)
(973.2)
16.6
—
3.4
(981.1)
—
At 31 December 2007
17,161.2
583.2
816.5
312.5
1,978.4
3,131.5
23,983.3
At 31 December 2007
Cost
Accumulated depreciation
Accumulated impairment
46,952.9
(29,226.1)
(565.6)
2,520.2
(1,929.8)
(7.2)
4,347.7
(3,514.3)
(16.9)
323.1
(0.9)
(9.7)
3,636.1
(1,634.1)
(23.6)
3,190.0
—
(58.5)
60,970.0
(36,305.2)
(681.5)
Net Book Value
17,161.2
583.2
816.5
312.5
1,978.4
3,131.5
23,983.3
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Buildings
RM
Capital
Work-InProgress
RM
Telecommunication
Network
RM
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Net Book Value
At 1 January 2006
Acquisition of subsidiaries
Additions
Assetisation
Disposals
Write off
Depreciation
Impairment
Reversal of impairment
Currency translation differences
Reclassified to prepaid lease
payments (note 21)
Transferred from land held for
property development (note 23)
Reclassified as non-current
assets held for sale (note 29)
Reclassification
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Financial
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
20. PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT (continued)
20. PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT (continued)
Net book value of property, plant and equipment of certain subsidiaries pledged as security for borrowings (note 14(b),
(c) and (d) to the financial statements):
Telecommunication network
Movable plant and equipment
Computer support systems
Land
Buildings
Telecommunication
Network
RM
Movable
Plant and
Equipment
RM
Computer
Support
Systems
RM
Land
(sub-note f)
RM
2007
RM
2006
RM
1,500.5
72.0
7.3
5.0
23.6
1,838.2
75.2
23.9
4.2
51.3
1,608.4
1,992.8
Buildings
RM
Capital
Work-InProgress
RM
Total
Property,
Plant and
Equipment
RM
Buildings
RM
Capital
Work-InProgress
RM
Total
Property,
Plant and
Equipment
RM
175.2
2.1
—
—
—
(0.1)
3.9
2,258.4
—
48.4
—
—
(122.3)
—
797.2
1,503.3
(1,683.9)
—
—
—
—
12,481.5
1,621.0
—
(0.1)
(1.7)
(2,186.4)
3.9
—
(0.3)
—
—
(0.3)
—
—
—
—
—
(10.9)
(24.0)
10.9
—
—
(24.0)
—
8,097.8
371.8
466.4
169.9
2,171.4
616.6
11,893.9
30,073.4
(21,759.8)
(215.8)
1,201.8
(830.0)
—
3,321.8
(2,855.4)
—
173.4
(0.9)
(2.6)
3,503.8
(1,332.4)
—
616.6
—
—
38,890.8
(26,778.5)
(218.4)
8,097.8
371.8
466.4
169.9
2,171.4
616.6
11,893.9
Telecommunication
Network
RM
Movable
Plant and
Equipment
RM
Computer
Support
Systems
RM
Land
(sub-note f)
RM
8,481.0
15.3
1,292.5
—
—
(1,691.0)
—
339.6
78.9
31.3
(0.1)
(0.2)
(77.7)
—
430.1
21.4
311.7
—
(1.5)
(295.3)
—
—
—
—
—
The Company
Net Book Value
At 1 January 2006
Additions @
Assetisation
Disposals
Write off
Depreciation
Reversal of impairment
Reclassified to prepaid lease
payments (note 21)
Reclassified as non-current
assets held for sale (note 29)
Reclassification
The Company
Net Book Value
At 1 January 2007
Additions @
Assetisation
Disposals #
Write off
Depreciation
Impairment
Reclassified to prepaid lease
payments (note 21)
Reclassified as non-current
assets held for sale (note 29)
Reclassification
At 31 December 2007
At 31 December 2007
Cost
Accumulated depreciation
Accumulated impairment
Net Book Value
336
At 31 December 2006
8,097.8
14.7
976.7
(9.2)
(0.9)
(1,586.1)
(9.9)
371.8
52.2
8.3
(10.6)
(0.2)
(125.2)
—
466.4
63.8
233.3
—
(0.2)
(199.5)
—
169.9
—
—
—
—
—
—
2,171.4
3.9
96.9
(14.6)
(0.3)
(120.1)
—
616.6
1,519.4
(1,315.2)
—
(29.7)
—
—
11,893.9
1,654.0
—
(34.4)
(31.3)
(2,030.9)
(9.9)
—
—
—
(0.7)
—
—
(0.7)
—
(17.4)
—
42.4
—
(25.0)
(7.9)
—
(812.3)
—
—
—
(820.2)
—
7,465.7
338.7
538.8
161.3
1,324.9
791.1
10,620.5
30,624.3
(22,932.9)
(225.7)
1,817.3
(1,478.6)
—
3,051.7
(2,512.9)
—
164.8
(0.9)
(2.6)
2,560.7
(1,235.8)
—
791.1
—
—
39,009.9
(28,161.1)
(228.3)
7,465.7
338.7
538.8
161.3
1,324.9
791.1
10,620.5
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
At 31 December 2006
Cost
Accumulated depreciation
Accumulated impairment
Net Book Value
@ Included in additions was RM59.4 million (2006: RM22.3 million) being telecommunication network assets, movable
plant and equipment, computer support systems and buildings transferred from subsidiaries.
# Included in disposals for 2007 was RM8.6 million being telecommunication network assets, movable plant and
equipment and computer support systems transferred to subsidiaries. There was no disposal to subsidiaries in 2006.
(a)
Included in property, plant and equipment of the Group and the Company are fully depreciated assets which are still
in use costing RM21,205.5 million (2006: RM19,100.6 million) and RM17,004.3 million (2006: RM15,359.2 million)
respectively.
(b)
During the year, a wholly owned subsidiary, Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad (Celcom) recognised impairment losses
amounting to RM52.4 million due to asset buyback plans in which these assets have been written down to its
recoverable amount.
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
337
Financial
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
20. PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT (continued)
20. PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT (continued)
(c)
During the year, Celcom reversed impairment losses amounting to RM5.5 million in relation to capital work-inprogress which was previously impaired on long outstanding projects which have been completed.
(d)
During the year, there has been a change in the expected pattern of consumption of future economic benefits
embodied in certain telecommunication network and equipment of Celcom due to asset replacement plans. The
revision was accounted for as a change in accounting estimates and had increased the current year depreciation
charge by RM63.7 million.
(e)
On 11 January 2007, an overseas subsidiary, PT Excelcomindo Pratama Tbk (XL) received a notification letter from
the Yogyakarta District Court regarding the execution of North Jakarta District Court Decision relating to an
individual claim over the ownership of the XL's land located in Yogyakarta that was purchased in 2002.
XL lodged a counter claim at the Yogyakarta District Court on the legality of this claim. The Yogyakarta District Court
subsequently issued a ruling in favour of XL, reaffirming its rightful ownership to the land, and absolving previous
court decisions which ruled otherwise.
On 27 June 2007, the North Jakarta District Court also issued a new ruling which nullified all and any execution
rulings by the Yogyakarta District Court in respect of this matter. On 16 January 2008, Yogyakarta High Court issued
a ruling which supported the Yogyakarta District Court ruling.
Freehold
RM
Other
RM
Total
RM
235.3
0.3
3.5
—
3.9
(1.4)
—
86.3
—
—
(0.1)
—
—
(0.3)
321.6
0.3
3.5
(0.1)
3.9
(1.4)
(0.3)
3.3
6.8
0.5
—
(10.9)
(0.5)
3.3
(4.1)
—
At 31 December 2006
252.2
74.5
326.7
At 31 December 2006
Cost
Accumulated depreciation
Accumulated impairment
262.8
—
(10.6)
75.4
(0.9)
—
338.2
(0.9)
(10.6)
Net Book Value
252.2
74.5
326.7
95.4
—
(7.9)
13.0
74.5
(0.7)
—
(13.0)
169.9
(0.7)
(7.9)
—
The Group
Net Book Value
At 1 January 2006
Additions
Assetisation
Depreciation
Reversal of impairment
Currency translation differences
Reclassified to prepaid lease payments (note 21)
Transferred from land held for property development
(note 23)
Reclassified from/(to) buildings
Reclassification
The Directors believe that this matter will not affect the daily operations of XL in Yogyakarta offices.
(f)
Details of land are as follows:
Freehold
RM
Other
RM
Total
RM
The Group
Net Book Value
At 1 January 2007
Additions
Disposal of a subsidiary
Currency translation differences
Reclassified to prepaid lease payments (note 21)
Reclassified as non-current assets held for sale (note 29)
Reclassified to property, plant and equipment
Reclassification
252.2
11.7
(0.1)
(0.9)
—
(7.9)
(16.3)
13.0
74.5
—
—
—
(0.7)
—
—
(13.0)
326.7
11.7
(0.1)
(0.9)
(0.7)
(7.9)
(16.3)
—
At 31 December 2007
251.7
60.8
312.5
At 31 December 2007
100.5
60.8
161.3
At 31 December 2007
Cost
Accumulated depreciation
Accumulated impairment
261.4
—
(9.7)
61.7
(0.9)
—
323.1
(0.9)
(9.7)
At 31 December 2007
Cost
Accumulated depreciation
Accumulated impairment
103.1
—
(2.6)
61.7
(0.9)
—
164.8
(0.9)
(2.6)
Net Book Value
251.7
60.8
312.5
Net Book Value
100.5
60.8
161.3
338
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
The Company
Net Book Value
At 1 January 2007
Reclassified to prepaid lease payments (note 21)
Reclassified as non-current assets held for sale (note 29)
Reclassification
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
339
Financial
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
20. PROPERTY, PLANT AND EQUIPMENT (continued)
21. PREPAID LEASE PAYMENTS (continued)
Freehold
RM
Other
RM
Total
RM
Net Book Value
At 1 January 2006
Additions
Depreciation
Reversal of impairment
Reclassified to prepaid lease payments (note 21)
Reclassified to buildings
Reclassification
88.9
2.1
—
3.9
—
—
0.5
86.3
—
(0.1)
—
(0.3)
(10.9)
(0.5)
175.2
2.1
(0.1)
3.9
(0.3)
(10.9)
—
At 31 December 2006
95.4
74.5
169.9
The Group
2007
RM
2006
RM
2007
RM
535.6
(132.3)
(16.3)
477.7
(123.9)
(7.6)
57.5
(4.6)
—
41.7
(3.7)
—
Net Book Value
387.0
346.2
52.9
38.0
The prepaid lease rentals were payment for rights
to use the followings:
Long term leasehold land
Short term leasehold land
65.7
321.3
82.0
264.2
41.2
11.7
32.3
5.7
At 31 December
387.0
346.2
52.9
38.0
The Company
At 31 December 2006
Cost
Accumulated depreciation
Accumulated impairment
98.0
—
(2.6)
75.4
(0.9)
—
173.4
(0.9)
(2.6)
Net Book Value
95.4
74.5
169.9
The Company
At 31 December
Cost
Accumulated amortisation
Accumulated impairment
2006
RM
The prepaid lease payments comprise upfront payments for long term leasehold land and short term leasehold land
which were previously classified under property, plant and equipment.
The title deeds pertaining to other land have not yet been registered in the name of the Company and a subsidiary.
Pending finalisation with the relevant authorities, these land have not been classified according to their tenure.
During the year, certain title deeds pertaining to other land have been registered and hence, the land has been
reclassified accordingly.
21. PREPAID LEASE PAYMENTS
At 31 December
340
The Company
2007
RM
2006
RM
2007
RM
346.2
113.7
(0.1)
(42.7)
(23.5)
249.9
106.0
(0.3)
(34.7)
3.9
38.0
15.2
(0.1)
(0.9)
—
37.9
—
—
(0.2)
—
21.4
0.7
0.3
—
—
—
346.2
52.9
38.0
0.7
(7.3)
387.0
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
2007
RM
2006
RM
179.8
(11.6)
(168.2)
191.4
(11.6)
—
The Company
The Group
Net Book Value
At 1 January
Additions
Disposals
Amortisation
Currency translation differences
Reclassified from property, plant and
equipment (note 20)
Reclassified as non-current assets held for sale
(note 29)
22. INVESTMENT PROPERTY
2006
RM
Net Book Value
At 1 January
Depreciation
Reclassified as non-current assets held for sale (note 29)
At 31 December
At 31 December
Cost
Accumulated depreciation
Reclassified as non-current assets held for sale (note 29)
—
179.8
229.1
(60.9)
(168.2)
Net Book Value
229.1
(49.3)
—
—
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
179.8
341
Financial
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
22. INVESTMENT PROPERTY (continued)
24. SUBSIDIARIES
The fair value of the property in 2006 was estimated at RM180.0 million based on a valuation performed by an
independent professional valuer. The valuation was based on current price in an active market.
The office building which was classified as investment property is subsequently reclassified as non-current assets held
for sale. Please refer to note 29 to the financial statements for details.
23. LAND HELD FOR PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT
2007
RM
2006
RM
The Group
Net Book Value
At 1 January
Transferred to property, plant and equipment (note 20)
Transferred to land held for sale
Reversal of impairment
168.4
—
(3.0)
—
170.7
(3.3)
(2.6)
3.6
At 31 December
165.4
168.4
At 31 December
Land at cost
Accumulated impairment
176.1
(10.7)
179.1
(10.7)
Net Book Value
165.4
168.4
2007
2006
Malaysia
RM
Overseas
RM
Total
RM
Malaysia
RM
Overseas
RM
Total
RM
19.5
1,121.0
—
22.0
19.5
1,143.0
19.5
1,116.8
—
37.1
19.5
1,153.9
(13.2)
(9.0)
—
(9.0)
The Company
Quoted investment, at cost
Unquoted investments, at cost
Allowance for diminution
in value
Options granted to employees
of subsidiaries
Unquoted investments, at
written down value (sub-note a)
Net investments
Amount owing by subsidiaries
(sub-note b)
Allowance for loans and
advances
—
(13.2)
17.7
—
17.7
17.0
—
17.0
1,158.2
8.8
1,167.0
1,144.3
37.1
1,181.4
—
—
—
—
—
—
1,158.2
8.8
1,167.0
1,144.3
37.1
1,181.4
8,690.3
103.9
8,794.2
9,216.1
111.7
9,327.8
(672.4)
—
(672.4)
(562.3)
—
(562.3)
Amount owing by subsidiaries
after allowance (note 43(g)(i))
8,128.0
103.9
8,231.9
8,543.7
111.7
8,655.4
TOTAL INTEREST IN
SUBSIDIARIES
9,286.2
112.7
9,398.9
9,688.0
148.8
9,836.8
279.5
—
279.5
266.9
—
266.9
Market value of quoted
investment
(a)
Investments in certain subsidiaries have been written down to recoverable amount of RM1 each.
(b)
The amount owing by subsidiaries represents shareholder loans and advances for working capital purposes. These
loans and advances are unsecured and bear interest ranging from 0% to 8.1% (2006: 0% to 8.9%) and are principally
with no fixed repayment terms. However, the Company has indicated that it will not demand substantial repayment
within the next 12 months. Shareholder loans and advances provided to overseas subsidiaries are in US Dollar.
The Group's equity interest in the subsidiaries, their respective principal activities and countries of incorporation are
listed in note 50 to the financial statements.
342
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
343
Financial
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
25. JOINTLY CONTROLLED ENTITIES
25. JOINTLY CONTROLLED ENTITIES (continued)
2007
Malaysia
RM
The Group's share of assets and liabilities of the jointly controlled entities is as follows:
2006
Overseas
RM
Total
RM
Malaysia
RM
Overseas
RM
Total
RM
The Group
Share of net assets of jointly
controlled entities
Quoted investment (sub-note a)
Unquoted investment
—
146.9
877.5
—
877.5
146.9
—
175.5
—
632.0
—
807.5
TOTAL
146.9
877.5
1,024.4
175.5
632.0
807.5
2007
RM
2006
RM
Non-current assets
Current assets
Current liabilities
Non-current liabilities
1,876.0
169.8
(148.3)
(873.1)
Net assets
1,024.4
1,807.8
203.8
(98.2)
(1,105.9)
807.5
The Group’s share of contingent liabilities of a jointly controlled entity amounted to RM37.9 million (2006: RM Nil).
Market value of quoted
investment
—
1,427.0
1,427.0
—
—
—
The Group's equity interest in the jointly controlled entities, their respective principal activities and countries of
incorporation are listed in note 51 to the financial statements.
The Company
Unquoted investment, at cost
141.2
—
141.2
141.2
—
141.2
26. ASSOCIATES
2007
(a)
During the year, a jointly controlled entity, Spice Communications Limited has completed its initial public offerings
and became listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange.
Malaysia
RM
Overseas
RM
Total
RM
Malaysia
RM
Overseas
RM
Total
RM
The Group
The Group's share of revenue and expenses of the jointly controlled entities is as follows:
2007
RM
2006
RM
358.7
167.6
(393.1)
59.3
227.5
6.7
(281.4)
57.8
Profit before taxation
Taxation
192.5
(17.0)
10.6
—
Profit after taxation
175.5
10.6
Revenue
Other income
Expenses excluding tax
Share of results of an associate (net of tax)
2006
Share of net assets of
associates Quoted investments
Unquoted investments
(sub-note a)
—
218.6
218.6
—
197.2
197.2
22.4
11.5
33.9
15.1
8.3
23.4
TOTAL
22.4
230.1
252.5
15.1
205.5
220.6
—
378.1
378.1
—
361.5
361.5
Unquoted investment, at cost
Allowance for diminution in value
—
—
—
—
—
—
1.5
(1.5)
—
—
1.5
(1.5)
TOTAL
—
—
—
—
—
—
Market value of quoted
investments
The Company
Included in other income and taxation above is the Group’s share of the gain arising from the disposal of towers during
the year amounting to RM145.3 million and RM16.5 million respectively.
(a)
344
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
During the year, the Group had disposed its entire 16.22% equity interest in mySPEED.com Sdn Bhd to MY E.G.
Services Berhad for a total consideration of RM1.
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
345
Financial
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
26. ASSOCIATES (continued)
27. INVESTMENTS
The Group
The Group's share of revenue and profit of associates is as follows:
Revenue
Profit after taxation
2007
RM
2006
RM
781.4
29.5
537.8
19.9
The Group's share of assets and liabilities of associates is as follows:
Non-current assets
Current assets
Current liabilities
Non-current liabilities
Net assets
269.7
355.1
(239.9)
(132.4)
250.7
350.5
(250.7)
(129.9)
252.5
220.6
The Group has excluded the amount that would otherwise have been accounted for in respect of the current and
cumulative year share of losses after taxation of associates amounting to RM# (2006: RM0.3 million) and RM2.2 million
(2006: RM2.2 million) respectively from the financial statements as the carrying amount of these investments have been
fully eroded. The Group has no obligation to finance any further losses.
Investments in International Satellite
Organisations, at cost
Allowance for diminution in value
Investments in quoted shares, at cost
Allowance for diminution in value
(sub-note a)
Investments in unquoted shares, at cost
Allowance for diminution in value
The Company
2007
RM
2006
RM
2007
RM
2006
RM
79.1
(77.7)
79.1
(77.7)
79.1
(77.7)
79.1
(77.7)
1.4
1.4
1.4
1.4
250.3
251.9
250.3
251.9
(155.0)
(75.0)
(155.0)
(75.0)
95.3
176.9
95.3
176.9
72.5
(30.3)
78.7
(30.3)
192.8
(150.6)
192.8
(150.6)
42.2
48.4
42.2
42.2
138.9
226.7
138.9
220.5
Investments in unquoted shares, at written
down value (sub-note b)
—
—
—
—
TOTAL INVESTMENTS AFTER ALLOWANCE
138.9
226.7
138.9
220.5
Market value of quoted investments
102.8
159.7
102.8
159.7
# Amount less than RM0.1 million
The Group's equity interest in the associates, their respective principal activities and countries of incorporation are listed
in note 52 to the financial statements.
(a)
During the year, the Company has assessed the carrying value of its investment in quoted shares. Consequent from
the assessment, an allowance for diminution in value of RM80.0 million was made.
(b)
The following corporations in which the Group owns more than one half of the voting power, which, due to
permanent loss of control or significant influence, have been accounted as investments and written down to
recoverable amounts of RM1 each.
Held by the Company
– Societe Des Telecommunications De Guinee
Held by Celcom Group
– TRI Telecommunication Tanzania Limited
– TRI Telecommunication Zanzibar Limited*
– Tripoly Communication Technology Corporation Ltd
In view of the above, the financial statements of the respective companies have not been consolidated nor equity
accounted for. The Directors are of the view that the amounts would be insignificant to the Group results.
*
346
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
On 13 March 2006, the Group through a subsidiary had obtained an order from the High Court of Zanzibar to
wind up the company.
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
347
Financial
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
28. LONG TERM RECEIVABLES
29. NON-CURRENT ASSETS HELD FOR SALE
The Group
The Company
2007
RM
2006
RM
2007
RM
2006
RM
Staff loans under Islamic principles
Staff loans
419.9
89.5
441.4
120.1
419.9
88.2
441.4
119.0
Total staff loans (sub-note a)
Other long term receivables (sub-note b)
Allowance for other long term receivables
509.4
67.8
(9.0)
561.5
66.8
(7.4)
508.1
67.8
(9.0)
560.4
66.8
(7.4)
568.2
620.9
566.9
619.8
Staff loans receivable within twelve months
included under other receivables (note 31)
(56.7)
(63.2)
(55.8)
(62.5)
TOTAL LONG TERM RECEIVABLES
511.5
557.7
511.1
557.3
On 25 May 2007, the Company announced a proposal for an Islamic sale and leaseback transaction involving the issuance
of up to RM1,100.0 million Islamic Asset Backed Sukuk Ijarah (Sukuk) by a special purpose vehicle.
The sale and leaseback transaction involves the sale of 4 of the Company's property assets (Properties) with carrying
value of RM988.4 million at 31 December 2007 to Menara ABS Berhad (MAB), a special purpose vehicle with the objective
of implementing the transaction. The Properties identified are Menara TM, Menara Celcom, Cyberjaya Complex and
Wisma TM Taman Desa. Subsequent to the sale, the Properties will be leased back to the Company on a portfolio basis,
under the Ijarah principle, for a lease term of up to 15 years.
The sale and leaseback will facilitate the issuance of 3 different classes of Sukuk in tranches by MAB. The funds to be
raised from the issuance of such Sukuk will be utilised by MAB to pay the Company for the purchase of the Properties.
As discussed in note 2.1(ii) to the financial statements, the Directors considered the sale and subsequent leaseback a
true sale transaction with respect to the Properties and an operating lease with respect to the leaseback arrangement.
The carrying value of the Properties involved was reclassified as non-current assets held for sale at the balance sheet
date as the criteria for reclassification was met.
The sale and leaseback was completed on 15 January 2008, which involved the issuance of RM1,000.0 million Sukuk by MAB.
(a)
Staff loans comprise housing, vehicle, computer and club membership loans offered to employees with financing
cost of 4.0% per annum on a reducing balance basis except for club membership loans which are free of financing
cost. There is no single significant credit risk exposure as the amount is mainly receivable from individuals. Staff
loans inclusive of financing cost are repayable in equal monthly instalments as follows:
(i)
Housing loans – 25 years or upon employees attaining 55 years of age, whichever is earlier
(ii)
Vehicle loans – maximum of 8 years for new cars and 6 years for second hand cars
2007
(iii) Computer loans – 3 years
(b)
Other long term receivables of the Company are in respect of education loans provided to undergraduates and are
convertible to scholarships if certain performance criteria are met. The loans are interest free and if not converted
to scholarship will be repayable over a period of not more than 8 years.
2006
Carrying
amount
immediately
before
classification
RM
Allocation
of
remeasurement
RM
Carrying
Carrying
amount
amount as immediately
at 31
before
December classification
RM
RM
981.1
—
981.1
7.3
—
988.4
Allocation
of
remeasurement
RM
Carrying
amount as
at 31
December
RM
24.0
—
24.0
7.3
—
—
—
—
988.4
24.0
—
24.0
820.2
168.2
—
—
820.2
168.2
24.0
—
—
—
24.0
—
988.4
—
988.4
24.0
—
24.0
The Group
Land and buildings (note 20)
Prepaid leasehold payments
(note 21)
During the year, RM4.6 million (2006: RM3.9 million) was converted to scholarship and expensed off to the Income
Statement.
The Company
Land and buildings (note 20)
Investment property (note 22)
348
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ANNUAL REPORT 2007
349
Financial
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
29. NON-CURRENT ASSETS HELD FOR SALE (continued)
31. TRADE AND OTHER RECEIVABLES (continued)
The above non-current assets held for sale are disclosed under unallocated corporate assets in note 40 to the financial
statements, Segmental Reporting.
In 2006, non-current asset held for sale comprised a 25 storey office building known as Wisma TM. The disposal of
Wisma TM was completed in the current year.
30. INVENTORIES
The Group
Cables and wires
Network materials
Telecommunication equipment
Spares and others*
Land held for sale
TOTAL INVENTORIES
*
The Company
2007
RM
2006
RM
227.5
432.6
56.7
—
19.0
845.4
(175.2)
246.0
15.1
63.2
—
19.0
787.2
(159.4)
52.8
227.3
55.8
31.6
1.1
469.2
(127.8)
29.0
15.1
62.5
27.1
1.1
465.4
(127.9)
2006
RM
38.6
49.5
21.2
67.8
4.0
39.1
33.8
14.1
84.8
1.0
38.6
31.0
9.3
3.4
—
39.1
19.0
7.3
3.0
—
Total other receivables after allowance
1,406.0
971.1
710.0
472.3
TOTAL TRADE AND OTHER RECEIVABLES
AFTER ALLOWANCE
4,398.6
3,464.1
3,092.5
2,498.0
181.1
172.8
82.3
68.4
The currency exposure profile of trade and
other receivables after allowance is as follows:
2,857.8
839.7
245.6
240.6
95.6
58.0
61.3
2,079.2
690.6
166.2
202.0
114.7
137.9
73.5
2,234.8
826.7
—
—
—
15.2
15.8
1,694.6
670.3
—
—
—
132.1
1.0
4,398.6
3,464.1
3,092.5
2,498.0
2,369.0
623.6
—
1,838.3
654.7
—
1,765.6
308.0
308.9
1,217.9
245.2
562.6
2,992.6
2,493.0
2,382.5
2,025.7
The Company
2007
RM
2006
RM
2007
RM
2006
RM
Receivables from telephone customers
Receivables from non-telephone customers
Receivables from subsidiaries
2,659.0
2,160.9
—
2,639.8
1,805.1
—
1,766.1
1,524.9
308.9
1,522.1
1,073.1
562.6
Advance rental billings
4,819.9
(330.4)
4,444.9
(394.9)
3,599.9
(334.6)
3,157.8
(368.9)
4,489.5
(1,496.9)
4,050.0
(1,557.0)
3,265.3
(882.8)
2,788.9
(763.2)
2,992.6
2,493.0
2,382.5
2,025.7
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
2006
RM
2007
RM
The Group
350
2007
RM
2006
RM
31. TRADE AND OTHER RECEIVABLES
Total trade receivables after allowance
Prepayments
Tax recoverable
Staff loans (note 28)
Other receivables from subsidiaries
Other receivables from associates
Other receivables (sub-note a)
Allowance for doubtful debts
The Company
2007
RM
Included in spares and others are trading inventories comprising SIM cards, prepaid cards, telephone sets and other
consumables.
Allowance for doubtful debts
The Group
Ringgit Malaysia
US Dollar
Sri Lanka Rupee
Indonesian Rupiah
Bangladesh Taka
Special Drawing Rights
Other currencies
The following table represents credit risk
exposure of trade receivables, net of
allowances for doubtful debts and without
taking into account any collateral taken:
Business
Residential
Subsidiaries
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Financial
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
31. TRADE AND OTHER RECEIVABLES (continued)
(a)
33. CASH AND BANK BALANCES
Included in other receivables are amounts owing from a former subsidiary amounting to RM83.9 million (2006:
RM83.9 million) and RM70.0 million (2006: RM70.0 million) for the Group and the Company respectively as at 31
December 2007, which has been fully provided for.
The Group and the Company are not exposed to major concentrations of credit risk due to the diversed customer base.
In addition, credit risk is mitigated to a certain extent by cash deposits and bankers' guarantee obtained from customers.
The Group and the Company consider the allowance for doubtful debts at balance sheet date to be adequate to cover
the potential financial loss.
Credit terms of trade receivables excluding advance rental billing range from 30 to 90 days (2006: 30 to 90 days).
Other receivables from associates are unsecured and interest free with no fixed terms of repayment.
32. SHORT TERM INVESTMENTS
The Group
2007
RM
The Company
2006
RM
2007
RM
2006
RM
Shares quoted on the Bursa Malaysia
Securities Berhad
Quoted fixed income securities
177.6
200.5
125.3
194.8
175.9
200.5
123.6
194.8
TOTAL SHORT TERM INVESTMENTS
378.1
320.1
376.4
318.4
Market value of quoted shares
Market value of quoted fixed income securities
177.6
200.5
125.3
194.8
175.9
200.5
123.6
194.8
The Group
The Company
2007
RM
2006
RM
2007
RM
2006
RM
Deposits with:
Licensed banks
Licensed finance companies
Other financial institutions
Deposits under Islamic principles
2,475.8
18.2
245.6
631.3
2,388.0
20.1
392.1
1,096.0
1,023.0
—
51.9
211.2
1,197.8
—
259.3
296.2
Total deposits
Cash and bank balances
Cash and bank balances under Islamic principles
3,370.9
646.7
154.2
3,896.2
705.2
79.0
1,286.1
242.0
—
1,753.3
282.0
—
TOTAL CASH AND BANK BALANCES
Less:
Bank overdrafts (note 14)
Deposits pledged
4,171.8
4,680.4
1,528.1
2,035.3
(3.7)
(10.3)
—
—
—
—
4,092.9
4,666.4
1,528.1
2,035.3
3,150.6
611.6
203.9
114.0
7.6
84.1
3,537.8
817.8
143.2
15.3
77.8
88.5
1,292.3
235.8
—
—
—
—
1,510.3
525.0
—
—
—
—
4,171.8
4,680.4
1,528.1
2,035.3
TOTAL CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS AT
END OF THE YEAR
(2.1)
(76.8)
The currency exposure profile of cash and
bank balances is as follows:
Ringgit Malaysia
US Dollar
Indonesian Rupiah
Sri Lanka Rupee
Bangladesh Taka
Other currencies
Deposits of the Group included RM181.6 million (2006: RM377.3 million) being funds earmarked for principal and interest
repayments under terms of borrowings of Celcom as mentioned in note 14(a) to the financial statements. Cash and bank
balances of the Group included RM11.2 million (2006: RM11.2 million) of a subsidiary which is restricted due to ongoing
litigation.
352
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ANNUAL REPORT 2007
353
Financial
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
33. CASH AND BANK BALANCES (continued)
35. CUSTOMER DEPOSITS
The deposits are placed mainly with a number of creditworthy financial institutions. There is no major concentration of
deposits in any single financial institution. Deposits have maturity range from overnight to 360 days (2006: from overnight
to 365 days) and from overnight to 112 days (2006: from overnight to 91 days) for the Group and the Company
respectively. Bank balances are deposits held at call with banks.
The weighted average interest rate of deposits (excluding deposits under Islamic principles) as at 31 December 2007 is
4.08% (2006: 4.14%) and 3.93% (2006: 3.85%) for the Group and the Company respectively.
34. TRADE AND OTHER PAYABLES
The Group
2006
RM
2007
RM
2006
RM
Trade payables
Accruals for Universal Service Provision
Deferred revenue
Finance cost payable
Duties and other taxes payable
Deposits and trust monies
Payables to subsidiaries
Other payables (sub-note a)
4,058.7
387.3
550.0
157.1
65.9
65.8
—
1,417.9
3,683.7
294.6
386.6
182.8
48.0
42.1
—
1,103.1
1,365.8
164.5
62.7
70.2
52.1
41.2
339.8
510.6
1,344.5
183.2
—
91.3
53.2
20.9
212.1
443.5
TOTAL TRADE AND OTHER PAYABLES
6,702.7
5,740.9
2,606.9
2,348.7
4,092.0
1,421.6
526.1
249.5
203.8
112.5
97.2
3,696.5
970.9
445.4
160.3
165.7
178.5
123.6
2,055.5
487.0
—
—
—
58.5
5.9
1,798.1
399.4
—
—
—
147.8
3.4
6,702.7
5,740.9
2,606.9
2,348.7
The currency exposure profile of trade and
other payables is as follows:
(a)
The Company
2007
RM
2006
RM
2007
RM
2006
RM
Telephone
Cellular services
Data services
559.0
114.8
58.8
559.4
128.6
30.9
558.9
—
31.3
559.4
—
30.9
TOTAL CUSTOMER DEPOSITS
732.6
718.9
590.2
590.3
The Company
2007
RM
Ringgit Malaysia
US Dollar
Indonesian Rupiah
Bangladesh Taka
Sri Lanka Rupee
Special Drawing Rights
Other currencies
The Group
Telephone customer deposits are subjected to rebate at 5.0% per annum in accordance with Telephone Regulations, 1996.
36. CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING ACTIVITIES
The Group
2007
RM
Receipts from customers
Payments to suppliers and employees
Payment of compensation
Payment of finance cost
Payment of income taxes (net of tax refunds)
TOTAL CASH FLOWS FROM OPERATING
ACTIVITIES
The Company
2006
RM
2007
RM
2006
RM
17,065.1
(9,475.2)
—
(887.7)
(755.2)
16,180.9
(8,893.4)
(874.0)
(648.8)
(530.9)
6,866.5
(3,861.4)
—
(469.9)
(231.5)
6,897.0
(3,632.9)
—
(386.6)
(284.8)
5,947.0
5,233.8
2,303.7
2,592.7
Included in other payables is government grant of RM59.5 million (2006: RM27.2 million) for the Group and RM46.2
million (2006: RM11.6 million) for the Company.
Credit terms of trade and other payables vary from 30 to 90 days (2006: from 30 to 180 days) depending on the terms
of the contracts.
354
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ANNUAL REPORT 2007
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ANNUAL REPORT 2007
355
Financial
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
37. CASH FLOWS USED IN INVESTING ACTIVITIES
38. CASH FLOWS USED IN FINANCING ACTIVITIES
The Group
2007
RM
Disposal of property, plant and equipment
Purchase of property, plant and equipment
Disposal of non-current assets held for sale
Payment of intangible asset (telecommunication
and spectrum licence)
Disposal of long term investments
Disposal of short term investments
Purchase of short term investments
Disposal of subsidiaries (net of cash disposed)
Partial disposal of a subsidiary
Acquisition of subsidiaries (net of cash acquired)
Additional interest in subsidiaries
Disposal of an associate
Acquisition of an associate
Investment in a jointly controlled entity
Payments to subsidiaries
Repayments from subsidiaries
Advances to subsidiaries
Advances from subsidiaries
Repayments of loans by employees
Loans to employees
Interest received
Dividend received
TOTAL CASH FLOWS USED IN INVESTING
ACTIVITIES
The Group
The Company
2006
RM
2007
RM
2007
RM
2006
RM
45.1
(6,197.1)
70.0
41.4
(5,592.7)
—
29.2
(1,979.3)
70.0
11.8
(1,699.1)
—
(8.6)
9.4
213.1
(205.2)
51.7
280.4
—
(396.6)
0.2
(2.5)
—
—
—
—
—
108.7
(50.5)
180.7
22.5
(192.5)
157.3
147.0
(166.2)
—
3.5
(39.4)
(265.4)
—
(124.8)
(659.4)
—
—
—
—
112.2
(52.2)
226.8
7.2
(8.0)
2.2
213.1
(205.2)
83.0
—
—
—
0.2
—
—
(71.5)
956.1
(482.2)
—
108.7
(50.5)
96.7
298.5
(8.0)
1.7
147.0
(166.2)
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
(30.6)
1,043.1
(1,113.3)
9.3
112.2
(51.3)
99.1
112.4
(5,878.7)
(6,397.2)
(939.0)
(1,531.9)
2007
RM
2006
RM
346.4
83.2
2,636.6
(2,214.1)
(1,402.4)
(36.0)
43.8
20.7
2,344.9
(1,875.7)
(1,001.9)
(33.6)
346.4
—
—
(796.0)
(1,402.4)
—
43.8
—
—
(246.9)
(1,001.9)
—
TOTAL CASH FLOWS USED IN FINANCING
ACTIVITIES
(586.3)
(501.8)
(1,852.0)
(1,205.0)
39. SIGNIFICANT NON-CASH TRANSACTIONS
Significant non-cash transactions during the year are as follows:
The Group
(a)
(b)
(c)
(e)
(f)
(g)
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
2006
RM
Issue of share capital
Issue of share capital to minority interests
Proceeds from borrowings
Repayments of borrowings
Dividends paid to shareholders
Dividends paid to minority interests
(d)
356
The Company
The Company
2007
RM
2006
RM
2007
RM
2006
RM
Contra settlements with a subsidiary between
amount owing by subsidiaries and other
payables
—
—
211.5
—
Contra settlements with subsidiaries between
receivables and payables
—
—
157.9
105.2
Conversion of amount owing into paid-up
capital of a subsidiary
—
—
—
13.2
2,925.0
—
2,983.5
—
Purchase of business and business assets
by a subsidiary satisfied by the issuance of
shares
—
12.8
—
—
Transfer of telecommunication network
assets, movable plant and equipment,
computer support systems and buildings
from subsidiaries
—
—
59.4
22.3
Waiver of amount due from a subsidiary
(trading and non-trading)
—
—
61.3
—
Exchange of Tekad Mercu Bonds with
TM Islamic Stapled Income Securities
(note 14(g) & 15(i))
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
357
Financial
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
40. SEGMENTAL REPORTING
for the year ended 31 December 2007
40. SEGMENTAL REPORTING (continued)
Malaysia
Business
RM
By Business
During the year, the Group reviewed and changed the grouping of segmental reporting information to reflect the change
in the business structure. The comparatives have been restated to conform with the current year's presentation.
The Group is organised on a worldwide basis in 4 main business segments:
•
Malaysia Business is a Strategic Business Unit (SBU) consolidating all domestic fixed line services. It comprises TM
Wholesale, TM Retail, TM Net Sdn Bhd, GITN Sdn Berhad, Telekom Sales and Services Sdn Bhd, Telekom Research
& Development Sdn Bhd, Telekom Applied Business Sdn Bhd, Mobikom Sdn Bhd, Telekom Malaysia (UK) Limited,
Telekom Malaysia (Hong Kong) Limited, Telekom Malaysia (S) Pte Ltd and Telekom Malaysia (USA) Inc. This is
intended to align businesses with a common agenda and maximise synergies.
•
Celcom is made up of Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad, a domestic subsidiary involved in the cellular business and its group
of companies.
•
International Operations comprises all overseas operations of the Group except those companies that fall within the
ambit of Malaysia Business.
•
TM Ventures is a SBU established to separately manage the large number of non-core businesses with the objective
of rationalising and streamlining the non-core businesses in maximising the Group assets/entities’ value proposition,
whilst growing the business that offers potentials.
Segment results represent segment operating revenue less segment expenses. Unallocated income includes interest
income, dividend income and gain or loss on disposal of investments. Unallocated costs represent corporate centre
expenses and net foreign exchange differences arising from revaluation of corporate borrowings. The accounting policies
used to derive reportable segment results are consistent with those as described in the Significant Accounting Policies.
Segment assets disclosed for each segment represent assets directly managed by each segment, primarily include
intangibles, property, plant and equipment, receivables, inventories and cash and bank balances. Unallocated corporate
assets mainly include staff loans, other long term receivables, investments, deferred tax assets and property, plant and
equipment of the Company’s training centre and office buildings.
Segment liabilities comprise operating liabilities and exclude borrowings, interest payable on borrowings, current tax
liabilities, deferred tax liabilities and dividend payable.
Segment capital expenditure comprises additions to intangibles, property, plant and equipment, including additions
resulting from acquisition of subsidiaries as disclosed in note 19 and 20 to the financial statements.
Celcom
RM
International
Operations
RM
TM
Ventures
RM
Year Ended 31 December 2007
Operating Revenue
Total operating revenue
Inter-segment*
7,643.2
(341.3)
5,127.0
(161.9)
4,987.2
(51.0)
1,265.7
(626.0)
19,023.1
(1,180.2)
External operating revenue
7,301.9
4,965.1
4,936.2
639.7
17,842.9
1,431.4
1,345.7
790.7
53.3
Results
Segment results
Unallocated income
Corporate expenses
Foreign exchange gains
Operating profit before finance cost
Finance income
Finance cost
Jointly controlled entities
– share of results (net of tax)
– gain on dilution of equity interest
Associates
– share of results (net of tax)
Profit before taxation
Taxation
—
—
—
—
175.5
71.3
—
—
175.5
71.3
—
5.1
24.5
(0.1)
29.5
(145.5)
(24.2)
2.9
(344.2)
Profit for the year
At 31 December 2007
Segment assets
Jointly controlled entities
Associates
Unallocated corporate assets
Segment liabilities
Borrowings
Unallocated liabilities
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
3,142.6
(511.0)
2,631.6
15,526.9
—
—
9,715.7
—
22.0
13,523.9
1,024.4
230.2
1,856.6
—
0.3
40,623.1
1,024.4
252.5
2,321.3
44,221.3
3,035.1
2,060.4
1,890.2
379.7
Total liabilities
358
3,621.1
446.9
(847.0)
262.3
3,483.3
203.9
(820.9)
Total assets
Significant non-cash expenses comprise mainly allowances and unrealised foreign exchange losses (excluding net foreign
exchange differences arising from revaluation of borrowings) as disclosed in note 5(b) to the financial statements.
Total
RM
7,365.4
11,924.4
4,280.0
23,569.8
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Financial
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
40. SEGMENTAL REPORTING (continued)
40. SEGMENTAL REPORTING (continued)
Malaysia
Business
RM
Year Ended 31 December 2007
Other Information
Capital expenditure
– additions during the year
Depreciation and amortisation
Write off of property, plant and equipment
Impairment of property, plant and equipment
Reversal of impairment of property,
plant and equipment
Significant non-cash expenses
1,634.5
2,085.1
31.5
11.9
Celcom
RM
753.2
854.6
—
62.9
International
Operations
RM
TM
Ventures
RM
3,885.5
933.0
1.8
4.5
91.1
157.1
—
6.6
Total
RM
6,364.3
4,029.8
33.3
85.9
—
324.1
(5.5)
68.2
—
185.5
—
36.1
(5.5)
613.9
Year Ended 31 December 2006
Operating Revenue
Total operating revenue
Inter-segment*
7,495.9
(347.3)
4,528.6
(104.6)
4,165.4
(14.4)
989.4
(313.8)
17,179.3
(780.1)
External operating revenue
7,148.6
4,424.0
4,151.0
675.6
16,399.2
1,344.8
1,132.7
1,212.2
64.8
3,754.5
155.5
(721.8)
302.4
Results
Segment results
Unallocated income
Corporate expenses
Foreign exchange gains
Operating profit before finance cost
Finance income
Finance cost
Jointly controlled entities
– share of results (net of tax)
Associates
– share of results (net of tax)
Profit before taxation
Taxation
Profit for the year
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3,490.6
234.0
(621.9)
—
—
10.6
—
10.6
—
(8.6)
28.5
—
19.9
(116.1)
(398.7)
(296.8)
(19.3)
3,133.2
(830.9)
At 31 December 2006
Segment assets
Jointly controlled entities
Associates
Unallocated corporate assets
Malaysia
Business
RM
Celcom
RM
International
Operations
RM
TM
Ventures
RM
16,033.6
—
—
9,587.2
—
14.5
10,920.0
807.5
205.6
1,993.3
—
0.5
Total assets
At 31 December 2006
Segment liabilities
Borrowings
Unallocated liabilities
*
38,534.1
807.5
220.6
2,281.3
41,843.5
2,740.0
1,792.3
1,482.6
326.7
Total liabilities
Year Ended 31 December 2006
Other Information
Capital expenditure
– additions during the year
– acquisition of subsidiaries
Depreciation and amortisation
Write off of property, plant and equipment
Impairment of property, plant and equipment
Reversal of impairment of property, plant
and equipment
Significant non-cash expenses
Total
RM
6,341.6
12,085.9
2,668.4
21,095.9
1,664.4
—
2,258.0
1.6
0.1
857.1
146.6
807.8
0.2
0.5
3,087.2
(54.0)
785.1
0.1
3.5
208.1
—
151.9
0.1
—
5,816.8
92.6
4,002.8
2.0
4.1
(3.9)
210.2
(3.5)
77.5
—
(113.4)
—
12.9
(7.4)
187.2
Inter-segment operating revenue has been eliminated at the respective segment operating revenue. The intersegment operating revenue was entered into in the normal course of business and at prices available to third parties
or at negotiated terms.
2,302.3
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Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
40. SEGMENTAL REPORTING (continued)
41. CAPITAL AND OTHER COMMITMENTS (continued)
By Geographical Location
The Group operates in many countries as disclosed in note 50 to the financial statements. Accordingly, the
segmentisation of Group operation by geographical location is segmentised to Malaysia and overseas. The overseas
operation is further segregated into Indonesia and others as no other individual overseas country contributed more than
10.0% of consolidated operating revenue or assets.
The Company
In presenting information for geographical segments of the Group, sales are based on the country in which the
customers are located. Total assets and capital expenditure are determined based on where the assets are located.
Operating Revenue
Malaysia
Overseas
– Indonesia
– Others
Total Assets
Capital Expenditure
(c)
Non-cancellable operating lease commitments
Not later than one year
Later than one year and not later than five years
2007
Future
minimum
lease
payments
RM
2006
Future
minimum
lease
payments
RM
54.9
81.4
52.4
74.3
136.3
126.7
2007
RM
2006
RM
2007
RM
2006
RM
2007
RM
2006
RM
12,706.5
12,087.4
29,214.6
29,357.6
2,470.7
2,865.2
2,962.8
2,173.6
2,296.1
2,015.7
8,143.3
3,265.2
6,081.2
3,095.3
2,738.3
1,155.3
1,793.2
1,251.0
The above lease payments relate to the non-cancellable operating lease of a telecommunication tower from a wholly
owned subsidiary.
17,842.9
16,399.2
40,623.1
38,534.1
6,364.3
5,909.4
1,024.4
252.5
2,321.3
807.5
220.6
2,281.3
44,221.3
41,843.5
(d) Other commitments
On 21 April 2006, a Deed of Undertaking was signed between Spice Communications Limited (Spice), the Company,
TM International Berhad (TM International) and DBS Bank Ltd in connection with the provision of limited sponsor
support for a USD215.0 million Indian Rupee facility and a USD50.0 million USD facility. Under the terms, TM
International, failing which the Company, is required to make payment of any outstanding principal and/or interest
under the facilities to the lenders upon occurrence of a specified trigger event. TM International’s and the Company’s
obligation on behalf of Spice give the Group the rights to exercise a call option under the terms of a shareholders’
agreement to acquire additional shares in Spice from the existing shareholder, namely Modi Wellvest.
Jointly controlled entities
Associates
Unallocated corporate assets
Total assets
41. CAPITAL AND OTHER COMMITMENTS
The Group
The Company
2007
RM
2006
RM
2007
RM
2006
RM
(a) Property, plant and equipment
Commitments in respect of expenditure
approved and contracted for
3,832.1
3,817.2
1,181.7
1,594.3
Commitments in respect of expenditure
approved but not contracted for
921.5
1,226.7
—
—
49.1
62.4
49.1
62.4
(b) Donation to Yayasan Telekom
Amount approved and committed
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Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
42. CONTINGENT LIABILITIES (UNSECURED)
(a)
On 6 October 2005, TM International (L) Limited (TMIL) had executed a blanket counter indemnity in favour of a
financial institution in Labuan for all facilities offered. As at 31 December 2007, the amount outstanding is USD26.5
million (2006: USD16.6 million). A summary of the facilities offered by the financial institution is as follows:
(i)
Issuance of USD10.0 million Standby Letter of Credit (SBLC) to a financial institution in Karachi on behalf of
TMIL on 6 October 2005 to counter guarantee a USD10.0 million SBLC to Pakistan Telecommunication Authority
(PTA) on behalf of a subsidiary, Multinet Pakistan (Private) Limited (Multinet).
This SBLC was part of a requirement in awarding a long distance international licence to Multinet. The tenure
of the SBLC is 3 years and is subject to an annual review.
(ii)
Offering of an additional SBLC facility of up to USD33.0 million to TMIL on 18 December 2006, to counter
guarantee a financial institution in Karachi for Bank Guarantee (BG) issuances on behalf of Multinet to Telenor
Pakistan (Private) Limited (Telenor).
Multinet and Telenor had entered into a 20 years Indefeasible Right of Use agreement which requires a BG
favouring Telenor to be issued by Multinet. A financial institution in Karachi has issued a BG to Telenor on
behalf of Multinet. The BG is to be issued in 3 tranches. As at 31 December 2007, a USD16.5 million (2006:
USD6.6 million) SBLC was issued, being the first and second tranche. The tenure of the SBLC is 1 year and is
subject to an annual review.
(b)
On 11 August 2003, the Company jointly with Telekom Publications Sdn Bhd (now known as TM Info-Media Sdn Bhd)
(TMIM), the Company's wholly owned subsidiary, instituted legal proçeedings against Buying Guide (M) Sdn Bhd
(BGSB) relating to the infringement of TMIM's and the Company's copyright and passing off.
BGSB filed their defence and counterclaim on 15 October 2003 for RM114.3 million which was dismissed by the
Assistant Registrar.
On 27 July 2004, BGSB filed their notice of appeal against the Assistant Registrar's decision which was dismissed
on 8 April 2005 with cost. On 10 June 2005, TMIM and the Company filed their reply to BGSB’s statement of defence
and the Company's defence to BGSB's counterclaim.
The case was heard on 14 February 2007, 11 June 2007, 14 September 2007 and 5 November 2007 respectively, and
TMIM and the Company had filed and served the tentative list of witness and tentative list of documents. The next
hearing is on 17 March 2008.
The Directors, are of the view that based on the available documents and the various discussions with the Company
and TMIM, the Company has a reasonable chance of success in its claim and defending BGSB's counterclaim.
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for the year ended 31 December 2007
42. CONTINGENT LIABILITIES (UNSECURED) (continued)
(c)
Bukit Lenang Development Sdn Bhd (BLDSB) had instituted legal proceeding against the Company, Tenaga Nasional
Berhad (TNB) and SAJ Holdings Sdn Bhd (SAJ Holdings) (collectively referred to as the “Parties and/or Defendants”)
by way of a writ of summons dated 27 November 2004 and statement of claim dated 15 December 2004 in the High
Court of Malaya at Kuala Lumpur.
BLDSB is seeking special damages for the sum of RM29.4 million and other damages and relief from the Parties
for:
(i)
wrongfully conspiring with the occupants on Mukim Plentong, Daerah Johor Bahru, Johor Darul Takzim (the
Land) by facilitating the occupants with telecommunications, electricity and water services and illegally
assisting the occupants in their occupation with the obvious and foreseeable consequence of adversely affecting
and seriously prejudicing BLDSB;
(ii)
joint tortfeasor with the occupants in the commission of the wrongs committed by the occupants;
(iii) jointly and independently trespassing and continue to trespass the Land by reason of emplacement of the
telecommunication, electricity and water equipments to the occupants;
(iv) wrongfully and/or unconscionably derived and still deriving pecuniary benefits from its wrongful actions and the
wrongful use of the Land and that the same amount to unjust enrichment of the law; and
(v)
loss of opportunity in that the plaintiff has been wrongfully prevented from developing the Land and as such
has not had the benefit of the full potential of the development and the advantageous economic circumstances
in the period immediately following the acquisition of the Land by the plaintiff.
On 23 January 2006, the Court granted an order in terms for the Company’s application to transfer this matter from
Kuala Lumpur High Court to Johor Bahru High Court and as directed by the High Court, the Company filed its
statement of defence in the Kuala Lumpur High Court on 21 February 2006.
On 10 November 2006, the plaintiff’s solicitors had served the Company with the unsealed notice to attend pre-trial
case management. However, the plaintiff’s solicitors have yet to serve the Company with the sealed copy of the said
notice.
On 16 November 2007, the plaintiff’s solicitors had served the Company with an application to strike out the
Company's Statement of Defence. The said striking out application is fixed for hearing on 12 May 2008.
The Directors, based on legal advice, are of the view that the Company has a reasonably good chance of success
in defending its case against BLDSB.
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Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
42. CONTINGENT LIABILITIES (UNSECURED) (continued)
(d)
Acres & Hectares Sdn Bhd (AHSB) had instituted legal proceeding against the Company by way of a writ of
summons dated 22 April 2005 and statement of claim dated 7 April 2005 in the High Court of Malaya at Kuala
Lumpur.
for the year ended 31 December 2007
42. CONTINGENT LIABILITIES (UNSECURED) (continued)
(e)
By a Joint Venture Agreement dated 13 September 1993 (JVA), Technology Resources Industries Berhad (TRI) and
VIP Engineering and Marketing Limited (VIPEM) agreed to establish TRI Telecommunications Tanzania Limited
(Tritel) as a joint venture company, to provide telecommunications services in Tanzania.
In the said statement of claim, AHSB claimed that the Company was indebted to AHSB in the judgement sum of
RM2.9 million plus 8.0% interest per annum on the said sum from 29 November 2004 (Notice of Demand) until the
date of full settlement for consultancy works rendered to TM Facilities Sdn Bhd (TMF), a wholly owned subsidiary
of the Company in respect of the management and development of the Company’s land. Further, AHSB claimed for
damages in the sum of RM26.9 million plus 8.0% interest per annum on the said sum from date of the statement
of claim until date of full settlement for alleged losses suffered by AHSB due to the Company’s failure to proceed
with the said project and cost.
On 10 December 2001, vide Civil Case No. 427 of 2001 (the Suit) VIPEM is claiming a sum of USD18.6 million from
TRI as its share of loss of profits for mismanagement of Tritel. TRI through its solicitors asserted that the Court
has no jurisdiction to hear the Suit because of the arbitration clause in the JVA and applied for a stay of
proceedings. The Court concurred with TRI’s contention and TRI then filed a petition to stay the proceedings pending
reference of the dispute to arbitration. Subsequently, on 17 July 2003 the Court adjourned the Suit sine die pending
completion of the liquidation of Tritel. In light of the winding up order made against Tritel, on 22 July 2003, TRI filed
its claims of RM123.4 million with the liquidator of Tritel.
On 15 June 2005, the Company filed its statement of defence disputing the appointment of AHSB as the Company’s
consultant in relation to the said project and put AHSB to strict proof thereof. In addition, the Company contended
that the preliminary reports prepared by AHSB were part of the requirements to be fulfilled by AHSB prior to the
selection of the appointment of a consultant to be approved by TMF Board of Directors.
The Directors, based on legal opinion received, are of the view that on the allegations of mismanagement, unless
more evidence can be produced, the allegations are rhetorical and unsubstantiated. In view of the winding up
proceedings, there is also a possibility that VIPEM will not pursue its claim. Hence, no provision has been made in
the financial statements for the claim made by VIPEM.
On 7 July 2005, the Company filed an interlocutory application to strike out AHSB’s claim and the matter was
originally fixed for hearing on 29 September 2005. The Court heard the said application on 17 October 2005 and
then adjourned the said hearing to 22 December 2005.
(f)
On 22 December 2005, the Court directed the Company and AHSB to file their written submission on 6 January 2006
and 20 January 2006 respectively and the decision was fixed on 10 February 2006. However, on 10 February 2006,
the Court dismissed the Company’s application with costs on grounds that there were triable issues to be decided
before a full and proper hearing. Meanwhile, AHSB had served a notice to attend for pre-trial case management on
the Company and this notice is fixed for hearing on 6 March 2006.
On 6 March 2006, the Court had fixed this matter for hearing on 10 December 2007 to 12 December 2007 as the
trial date of this case. The Court has also directed the parties to file the necessary cause papers before the said
hearing dates. On 10 December 2007, the Court has postponed the case to 10 March 2008 for mention pending the
outcome of an application by AHSB’s solicitors to discharge themselves from representing AHSB in the case.
The Directors, based on legal advice, are of the view that the Company has a reasonably good chance of success
in defending its case against AHSB.
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In 2005, Rego Multi-Trades Sdn Bhd (Rego), a wholly owned subsidiary of Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad (Celcom)
commenced proceedings in the High Court against Aras Capital Sdn Bhd (Aras Capital) and Tan Sri Dato’ Tajudin
Ramli (TSDTR) for amounts due to Rego pursuant to an investment agreement with Aras Capital and an indemnity
letter given by TSDTR. The sum claimed in the proceedings is RM261.8 million as at 30 November 2004 together
with interests and costs. On 13 May 2005, TSDTR filed its defence and instituted a counterclaim against Rego, TRI
and its directors to void and rescind the indemnity letter and also claim damages. Subsequently, Rego, TRI and its
directors filed their respective applications to strike out TSDTR’s counterclaim on 19 July 2005 but their respective
applications were dismissed by the Registrar on 18 May 2006. Rego, TRI and its directors then filed their respective
appeals and the same are fixed for mention on 4 March 2008.
The Directors, based on legal advice received, are of the view that it has good prospects of succeeding on the claim
and successfully defending the counterclaim if the same were to proceed to trial.
(g)
On 24 November 2005 and 29 November 2005, Celcom was served with 2 Writs of Summons and Statement of Claim
by MCAT GEN Sdn Bhd (MCAT). The claims instituted were for (i) libel based on certain alleged press releases made
by Celcom which appeared in the New Straits Times, Utusan Malaysia, Harian Metro and Berita Harian (First Suit)
and (ii) breach of contract on an alleged Resellers Agreement between Celcom and MCAT (Second Suit).
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Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
42. CONTINGENT LIABILITIES (UNSECURED) (continued)
(g)
Subsequently on 13 December 2005, Celcom was served with a Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim by MCAT’s
directors, whereby the directors have pleaded a cause of action for libel against Celcom based on certain alleged
press releases which appeared in the New Straits Times, Utusan Malaysia, Harian Metro and Berita Harian. The
directors are seeking, amongst others, damages for libel totalling RM1.01 billion, aggravated and exemplary
damages, an injunction restraining Celcom from further publishing any similar defamatory words, a public apology,
interests and costs (Third Suit).
In the First Suit, MCAT is seeking, amongst other remedies, damages for libel in the sum of RM1.0 billion, aggravated
and exemplary damages, an injunction restraining Celcom from further publishing any similar allegedly defamatory
words, a public apology, interests and costs. Celcom then filed a defence on the grounds that there was no concluded
contract between the parties and, furthermore, that its statements were published by third parties and, in any event,
not defamatory of MCAT. It also instituted a counterclaim against MCAT for passing off its products and services as
those of Celcom’s, implying a trade association with Celcom when no such association exists and for misrepresenting
itself as a reseller of its products and services, and filed an application to strike out MCAT’s claim.
In December 2006, at the Court’s direction, Celcom successfully applied to consolidate this action with the Third
Suit, which MCAT appealed against. Subsequently MCAT has withdrawn the appeal with no order as to costs.
On 22 March 2007, Celcom’s striking out application was dismissed with costs and Celcom subsequently filed an
appeal to the Judge in Chambers against the dismissal. On 29 January 2008, the High Court dismissed Celcom’s
appeal. Celcom is presently considering whether to file a notice of appeal to the Court of Appeal. The notice of
appeal to the Court of Appeal must be filed within 30 days from 29 January 2008.
In respect of the Second Suit, MCAT is seeking, amongst other remedies, specific performance of the Reseller
Agreement, damages in the sum of RM765.1 million and damages in lieu or in addition to specific performance.
Celcom’s position is that it did not enter into the Reseller Agreement and there is no agreement between the
parties. In 2006, MCAT unsuccessfully applied for an injunction to restrain Celcom from entering into a similar
agreement with any other party that would be detrimental to MCAT’s alleged rights under the Reseller Agreement
and from disclosing any confidential information to third parties.
Celcom applied to the High Court for security of costs and to strike out parts of MCAT’s statement of claim on the
basis that the statement did not satisfy the Court’s direction to furnish further and better particulars to Celcom.
The High Court granted Celcom’s application for security for costs and MCAT has paid an aggregate of RM250,000
into the Court. Celcom’s striking out application was however dismissed by the Court. The matter commenced to
trial in June 2007 and hearings are scheduled to continue in May 2008.
for the year ended 31 December 2007
42. CONTINGENT LIABILITIES (UNSECURED) (continued)
(g)
In respect of the Third Suit, the MCAT’s directors are seeking, amongst other remedies, an aggregate amount of
RM1.01 billion in damages, aggravated and exemplary damages, a retraction of the allegedly defamatory statements
and an injunction restraining Celcom from further publishing any similar allegedly defamatory words. Celcom filed
its defence and striking out application on the same grounds as its defence in the First Suit. It also filed a
counterclaim against Mohd Razi bin Adam for a breach of his employment contract with Celcom and his fiduciary
duties as an employee of Celcom prior to his joining MCAT as its chief executive officer. Celcom also applied for an
injunction to restrain him from disclosing confidential information acquired by him as an employee of Celcom.
Celcom’s striking out application was allowed with costs on 12 November 2007. The MCAT’s directors have filed an
appeal and no dates have been fixed. On 9 March 2007, Celcom successfully applied to consolidate this suit with
the First Suit. Consequently, this proceeding shall only be heard after the First Suit has been disposed off.
The Directors, based on legal advice received, are of the view that the crystallisation of liability from the 3 cases
above is remote.
(h)
In June 2006, the Company, Telekom Enterprise Sdn Bhd (TESB), Celcom and TRI (TM Group) were served with a
defence and counterclaim by TSDTR in connection with proceedings initiated against him by Pengurusan Danaharta
Nasional Berhad (Danaharta) and 2 others. The TM Group and the other 20 defendants were joined in these
proceedings via the counterclaim.
TSDTR is seeking from Celcom, TRI and 9 others jointly and/or severally the following relief in the counterclaim:
(i)
the sum of RM6.2 billion (TRI shares at RM24.00 per share);
(ii)
general damages to be assessed;
(iii) aggravated and exemplary damages to be assessed;
(iv) damages for conspiracy to be assessed;
(v)
(vi) an assessment of all sums due to be repaid by Danaharta to TSDTR as a result of overpayment by TSDTR to
Danaharta;
(vii) an Order that Danaharta forthwith pays all sums adjudged to be paid to TSDTR under prayer (vi);
(viii) an Account of all dividends and/or payments received by the Company arising out of or in relation to the TRI
(now Celcom) Shares;
(ix) an Order that the Company forthwith pays all sum adjudged to be paid to TSDTR under prayer (viii);
(x)
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an Account of all sums paid under the Facility Agreement and/or to Danaharta by TSDTR including all such
sums received by Danaharta including as a result of the sale of the TRI shares and the Naluri shares;
damages for breach of contract against Danaharta to be assessed.
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Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
42. CONTINGENT LIABILITIES (UNSECURED) (continued)
(h)
In addition, TSDTR is also seeking, inter alia, from all the 24 Defendants to the counterclaim the following relief:
(i)
the sum of RM7.2 billion;
(ii)
damages for conspiracy to be assessed;
for the year ended 31 December 2007
42. CONTINGENT LIABILITIES (UNSECURED) (continued)
(i)
(iii) a declaration that the Vesting Certificates are illegal and ultra vires that the Danaharta Act and/or
unconstitutional against the provisions of the Federal Constitution and/or against Public Policy and void;
A Memorandum of Appearance and a Statement of Defence was filed on 7 July 2006 and 21 July 2006 respectively
on behalf of Celcom and Kamsani (Defendants). On 28 August 2006, the Defendants filed a striking out application
and on 17 May 2007, the Court dismissed the striking out application. Notice of appeal to the Judge in Chambers
was filed by the Defendants. Subsequently, on 13 September 2007, the Court allowed the Defendants’ appeal with
costs. On 11 October 2007, the Plaintiff filed a notice of appeal to the Court of Appeal against the whole of the
Court’s decision. No date has been fixed for the appeal.
(iv) a declaration that the Settlement Agreement is illegal and ultra vires the Danaharta Act and/or the Federal
Constitution and is void and unenforceable pursuant to S.24 of the Contracts Act 1950 inter alia as being
against Public Policy;
(v)
a declaration that all acts and deeds carried out and all agreements executed by Danaharta is illegal and
unenforceable;
(vi) an order that all contracts, agreements, transfers, conveyances, dealings, acts or deeds whatsoever carried out
and executed by Danaharta hereby declared as null and void and set aside;
(vii) all necessary and fit orders and directions as may be required to give full effect to the aforesaid declarations
and orders;
(viii) damages to be assessed;
(ix) aggravated and exemplary damages to be assessed;
(x)
interest at the rate of 8.0% per annum on all sums adjudged to be paid by the respective Defendants to the
counterclaim to TSDTR from the date such loss and damage was incurred to the date of full payment;
(xi) costs.
In July 2006, the TM Group’s solicitors filed applications on behalf of the Company/TESB and Celcom/TRI respectively
to strike out the counterclaim. Both applications were dismissed on 28 August 2007 with costs. The Company/TESB
appeal against the dismissal is fixed for hearing on 16 July 2008 and Celcom/TRI appeal is fixed for hearing on 26
September 2008.
TSDTR has also applied to re-amend the counterclaim to include 14 additional defendants, 11 of whom are present or
former directors/officers of the TM Group. This application is fixed for hearing on 14 March 2008. The TM Group is
opposing it on the grounds it is, amongst others, frivolous and an abuse of the process of court.
The Directors, based on legal advice received, are of the view that the crystallisation of liability from the above is remote.
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In July 2006, Celcom was served with a Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim by the Plaintiff, Dato’ Saizo Abdul
Ghani (trading under the name and style of Airtime Telecommunication). The Plaintiff seeks against Celcom and
Kamsani bin Hj Ahmad (Kamsani), an employee of Celcom at the material time, general damages in the sum of
RM15.0 million for the alleged libel and breach of contract, a further sum of RM15.0 million in exemplary and
aggravated damages for the alleged libel and an injunction to prevent Celcom and Kamsani from distributing or
publishing any letters or content similar thereto, interest and costs.
The Directors, based on legal advice, are of the view that the Defendants have a reasonably good chance of success
in defending the claims by the Plaintiff.
(j)
On 6 July 2006, Celcom was served with a Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim by the Plaintiff, Asmawi bin
Muktar (trading under the name and style of GM Telecommunication & Trading). The Plaintiff seeks against Celcom
and Kamsani, general damages in the sum of RM10.0 million for the alleged libel and breach of contract, a further
sum of RM9.0 million in exemplary and aggravated damages for the alleged libel and an injunction to prevent
Celcom and Kamsani from distributing or publishing any letters or content similar thereto, and interest and costs.
A Memorandum of Appearance and a Statement of Defence was filed on 7 July 2006 and 21 July 2006 respectively
on behalf of Celcom and Kamsani (Defendants). On 28 August 2006, the Defendants filed a striking out application
and on 22 February 2007, the Court dismissed the striking out application. Notice of appeal to the Judge in
Chambers was filed by the Defendants. On 17 September 2007, the Court dismissed the Defendants’ appeal with
costs. On 11 October 2007, the Defendants filed a notice of appeal to the Court of Appeal against the whole of the
Court’s decision. No date has been fixed for the appeal.
The Plaintiff has filed an application to amend its Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim and the said application
is fixed for hearing on 26 February 2008.
The Directors, based on legal advice, are of the view that the Defendants have a reasonably good chance of success
in defending the claims by the Plaintiff.
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Financial
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
42. CONTINGENT LIABILITIES (UNSECURED) (continued)
(k)
TRI filed a claim against TSDTR, Bistamam Ramli and Dato’ Lim Kheng Yew (Defendants), being former directors of
TRI for the recovery of a total sum of RM55.8 million which was paid to the Defendants as compensation for loss
of office and incentive payment and also the return of 2 luxury vehicles which were transferred to the first 2
Defendants.
On 18 September 2006, TRI was served with a copy of the first and second Defendants’ Defence and Counterclaim.
This matter is fixed for hearing on 2, 3, 4 and 5 March 2009.
The Directors have been advised that TRI has good prospect of success in respect of the claim.
(l)
On 26 November 2007, the Company, Celcom and TESB (collectively referred to in this paragraph (l) as TM Group)
had been served with a Writ of Summons and Statement of Claim in respect of a suit filed by Mohd Shuaib Ishak
(MSI). MSI is seeking from the TM Group and 11 others (including the former and existing directors of TM Group)
jointly and/or severally, inter alia, the following:
(i)
a Declaration that the Sale and Purchase Agreement dated 28 October 2002 between Celcom and the Company
(or TESB) for the acquisition by Celcom of the shares in TM Cellular Sdn Bhd, and all matters undertaken
thereunder including but not limited to the issuance of shares by Celcom are illegal and void and of no effect;
(ii)
a Declaration that all purchases of shares in Celcom made by TESB and/or the Company and/or parties acting
in concert with them with effect from and including the date of the Notice of the Mandatory Offer dated 3 April
2003 issued by Commerce International Merchant Bankers Berhad (now known as CIMB) are illegal and void
and of no effect;
(iii) all necessary and fit orders and directions as may be required to give effect to the aforesaid Declarations as
the Court deemed fit including but not limited to directions for the rescission of all transfers of shares of
Celcom made after the Notice of Mandatory Offer for shares in Celcom dated 3 April 2003;
(iv) that the Company by itself, its servants and agents be restrained from giving effect to or executing any of the
proposals relating to the proposed demerger of the mobile and fixed line businesses of the TM Group; and
(v)
various damages to be assessed.
for the year ended 31 December 2007
42. CONTINGENT LIABILITIES (UNSECURED) (continued)
Apart from the above, the Directors are not aware of any other proceedings pending against the Company and/or its
subsidiaries or of any facts likely to give rise to any proceedings which might materially affect the position or business
of the Company and/or its subsidiaries.
There were no other contingent liabilities or material litigations or guarantees other than those arising in the ordinary
course of the business of the Group and the Company and on these no material losses are anticipated.
43. SIGNIFICANT RELATED PARTY DISCLOSURES
The related party transactions of the Company comprise mainly transactions between the Company and its subsidiaries,
jointly controlled entities and associates namely the following:
Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad
Dialog Telekom PLC
Fiberail Sdn Bhd
GITN Sdn Berhad
Meganet Communications Sdn Bhd
Menara Kuala Lumpur Sdn Bhd
MobileOne Limited*
PT Excelcomindo Pratama Tbk
Rebung Utama Sdn Bhd
SunShare Investments Ltd#
Telekom Applied Business Sdn Bhd
Telekom Enterprise Sdn Bhd
Telekom Malaysia (Hong Kong) Limited
Telekom Malaysia (S) Pte Ltd
Telekom Malaysia (UK) Limited
Telekom Malaysia (USA) Inc
Telekom Multi-Media Sdn Bhd
Telekom Research & Development Sdn Bhd
Telekom Sales and Services Sdn Bhd
Telekom Smart School Sdn Bhd
TMF Autolease Sdn Bhd
TMF Services Sdn Bhd
TM Global Incorporated
TM Info-Media Sdn Bhd
TM International (Bangladesh) Limited
TM International (L) Limited
TM International Berhad
TM Net Sdn Bhd
TM Payphone Sdn Bhd (now known as Pernec Paypoint Sdn Bhd)
Universiti Telekom Sdn Bhd
VADS Berhad
VADS e-Services Sdn Bhd
VADS Solutions Sdn Bhd
The TM Group has as of 30 November 2007 obtained leave to enter conditional appearance and subsequently on
17 December 2007, TM Group filed the relevant applications to strike out the suit. All of the striking out applications
have been fixed for mention on 15 May 2008.
* An associate of the Company held through SunShare Investments Ltd
# A jointly controlled entity of the Company
The Directors, based on legal advice, are of the view that claims made by MSI are not sustainable and accordingly
will take steps to strike out the action.
The related party transactions with associates also include transactions between Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad and
MobileOne Limited and its associates, namely Sacofa Sdn Bhd and C-Mobile Sdn Bhd and between PT Excelcomindo
Pratama Tbk and MobileOne Limited.
(m) On 15 November 2007, PT Excelcomindo Pratama Tbk (XL) received a notice letter from KPPU (the Commission for
Fair Business Practices) concerning the investigation on potential cartelistic practices allegedly involving GSM
operators in Indonesia in relation to the perceived price SMS charges. If XL is found guilty of price fixing, based on
Article 47 of Law No. 5 of 1999 concerning Anti Monopolistic Practices and Unfair Business Competition (the Anti
Monopoly Law), XL may be ordered to amend the agreement that forms the basis of existing prices and to pay
certain fines and other sanctions as deemed enforceable by the Anti Monopoly Law.
All related party transactions were entered into in the normal course of business and at prices available to third parties
or at negotiated terms.
Khazanah Nasional Berhad (Khazanah) is a major shareholder with 36.14% equity interest and is a related party of the
Company.
The investigation is still in process and consequently, the Directors are of the view that the outcome cannot be
determined reliably.
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Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
43. SIGNIFICANT RELATED PARTY DISCLOSURES (continued)
43. SIGNIFICANT RELATED PARTY DISCLOSURES (continued)
Key management personnel are the persons who have authority and responsibility for planning, directing and controlling
the activities of the Company or the Group either directly or indirectly. Key management personnel of the Company are
the directors (executive and non-executive) of the Company and heads or senior management officers who report directly
to the Group Chief Executive Officer whereas the key management personnel of the Group also includes all Group
Executive Committee members.
Whenever exist, related party transactions also includes transaction with entities that are controlled, jointly controlled or
significantly influenced directly or indirectly by any key management personnel or their close family members.
In addition to related party transactions and balances mentioned elsewhere in the financial statements, set out below
are significant related party transactions and balances which were carried out on terms and conditions negotiated
amongst the related parties:
The Group
2007
RM
(a) Sales of goods and services
– Subsidiaries
– telecommunication related services
– lease/rental of buildings and vehicles
– other income*
– less waiver/allowance
– Associates
– telecommunication related services
The Company
2006
RM
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
52.2
15.6
2007
RM
469.9
45.2
20.7
(61.1)
11.7
2006
RM
(c)
Purchases of goods and services
– Subsidiaries
– telecommunication related services
– lease/rental of buildings
– maintenance of vehicles and buildings
– other expenses
– Associates
– telecommunication related services
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(d) Finance cost
– Subsidiaries
(e) Key management compensation
– Short term employee benefits
– Fees
– Salaries, allowances and bonus
– Contribution to Employees Provident Fund
(EPF)
– Estimated money value of benefits
– Other staff benefits
– Share-based payment
– ESOS expense
8.5
(f)
—
—
257.4
71.2
150.4
—
2007
RM
2006
RM
2007
RM
2006
RM
—
—
262.2
262.8
0.7
9.1
0.8
6.6
0.3
7.3
0.4
5.1
1.5
0.7
0.6
1.0
0.4
0.2
1.2
0.4
0.5
0.8
0.2
0.2
1.0
0.9
0.9
0.8
—
33.8
—
11.9
340.5
18.5
589.7
8.2
—
21.1
—
7.0
339.8
5.8
212.1
3.0
Year-end balances arising from
sales/purchases of goods/services
(i)
—
—
The Company
Included in key management compensation
is the Directors’ remuneration (whether
executive or otherwise) as disclosed in
note 5(b) to the financial statements
947.2
46.1
16.7
(3.2)
* Included management fees, royalties,
charges for security, shared services,
training and related activities.
(b) Dividend and interest income
– Subsidiaries
– Jointly controlled entity
The Group
Receivables from related parties
– Subsidiaries
– Associates
(ii) Payables to related parties
– Subsidiaries
– Associates
The receivables from related parties above arise mainly from sale transactions and have credit terms of 30 to 90
days. The receivables are unsecured and interest free.
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
578.0
52.4
186.2
118.8
273.1
52.4
—
140.2
46.0
21.2
10.3
3.1
The payables to related parties above arise mainly from purchase transactions and have credit terms of 30 to 90
days. The payables are unsecured and interest free.
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Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
43. SIGNIFICANT RELATED PARTY DISCLOSURES (continued)
44. SIGNIFICANT EVENT DURING THE YEAR
The Group
(g) Loans and advances extended to
related parties
(i) Loans and advances to subsidiaries
At 1 January
Advanced during the year
Repayments during the year
Foreign exchange differences
Transfer of property, plant and equipment
Conversion of advances into
paid-up capital
Adjustment
Waiver/allowances
Interest charged
At 31 December (note 24)
(ii) Advances to associates
At 1 January
Allowances
At 31 December
(iii) Loans to key management personnel
of the Company
At 1 January
Repayments during the year
Interest charged
Interest received
At 31 December
Total loans and advances to
related parties
At 1 January
Advanced during the year
Repayments during the year
Foreign exchange differences
Transfer of property, plant and equipment
Conversion of advances into
paid-up capital
Adjustment
Waiver/allowances
Interest charged
At 31 December
The Company
2006
RM
On 28 September 2007, the Company announced the proposed demerger of the Group to create 2 separate entities with
distinct business strategies and aspirations (Proposed Demerger) and the proposed listing of the entire issued and paidup ordinary share capital of TM International Berhad (TM International) on the Main Board of Bursa Malaysia Securities
Berhad (Bursa Securities) (Proposed Listing).
8,655.4
482.2
(956.1)
24.8
19.2
8,797.7
1,113.3
(1,043.1)
(9.9)
—
—
—
(0.2)
6.6
(13.2)
(65.9)
(131.5)
8.0
The Company has further announced on 10 December 2007, that the Board of Directors has approved the final terms of
the Proposed Demerger which comprises the proposed internal restructuring of the Group to group the assets for the
mobile and non-Malaysian businesses under TM International and the assets for the fixed line voice, data and broadband
businesses under the Company (which includes the transfer of the 3G Spectrum Assignment from the Company to
Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad) (Proposed Internal Restructuring), and the proposed distribution by the Company to the
Entitled Shareholders of the entire holding of and rights to ordinary shares of RM1.00 each in TM International (TM
International Shares) (Proposed Distribution).
2007
RM
2006
RM
2007
RM
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
8,231.9
8,655.4
8.9
(8.9)
8.9
—
—
—
1.1
(1.1)
—
8.9
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
0.3
(0.1)
#
#
0.4
(0.1)
#
#
—
—
0.2
0.3
8.9
—
—
—
—
8.9
—
—
—
—
8,655.7
482.2
(956.2)
24.8
19.2
8,799.2
1,113.3
(1,043.2)
(9.9)
—
—
—
(8.9)
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
(0.2)
6.6
(13.2)
(65.9)
(132.6)
8.0
—
8.9
8,232.1
Accordingly, the Company had, on the same date, entered into a Demerger Agreement with its wholly owned subsidiaries,
Telekom Enterprise Sdn Bhd, TM International, Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad and Celcom Transmission (M) Sdn Bhd to give
effect to the Proposed Internal Restructuring. Following the Proposed Internal Restructuring, the Company proposes to
distribute its entire holdings in and rights to TM International Shares to the entitled shareholders of the Company
(Proposed Distribution). The entire issued and paid-up ordinary share capital of TM International is proposed to be listed
on the Main Board of Bursa Securities.
On 10 December 2007, the Board of Directors also proposed the following:
(i)
to obtain a shareholders’ mandate for the issuance of up to 10.0% of the share capital of TM International (Proposed
Shareholders' Mandate); and
(ii)
to have in place an employees’ share option scheme for eligible employees and Executive Director(s) of the Group
(Proposed Option Scheme).
The Board of Directors has also approved a payment of a special gross dividend of 65.0 sen per share less tax of 26.0%
in respect of the year ended 31 December 2007, to the shareholders of the Company. The special net dividend of
48.1 sen per share amounting to RM1,654.5 million was paid on 31 January 2008.
8,655.7
# Amount less than RM0.1 million
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44. SIGNIFICANT EVENT DURING THE YEAR (continued)
The Proposals are subject to the following:
(i)
approval of the Minister of Finance, Incorporated for the Proposed Internal Restructuring and Proposed Distribution,
which was obtained on 22 January 2008;
(ii)
approval of the Securities Commission (SC) and SC (on behalf of the Foreign Investment Committee (FIC)) for the
Proposed Demerger, Proposed Listing and issuance of TM International Shares pursuant to the Proposed
Shareholders’ Mandate, which was obtained on 30 January 2008 subject to certain conditions as stipulated in our
announcement to Bursa Securities on 4 February 2008;
(iii) approval of Bursa Securities for the Proposed Listing, and listing of and quotation for the TM International Shares
to be issued pursuant to the Proposed Shareholders’ Mandate;
(iv) approval of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission for the transfer of the 3G Spectrum
Assignment under the Proposed Internal Restructuring, which was obtained on 21 February 2008;
(v)
approval of the Company’s shareholders, which will be sought at the Company's Extraordinary General Meeting
(EGM) to be held on 6 March 2008;
(vi) approval of the Group’s creditors/lenders (where applicable) for the Proposed Demerger;
(vii) approval of the Group’s counterparties with respect to shareholders’ agreements and joint venture agreements
(where applicable) for the Proposed Demerger; and
(viii) approvals/consents of any other relevant authorities, if required.
Further to the above, the Company is also seeking the shareholders’ approval at the EGM for the Employees Provident
Fund Board (EPF), the Company’s major shareholder to subscribe up to 30.0% of the number of new TM International
Shares which may be made available and issued under the Proposed Shareholders’ Mandate.
Consequent to the Proposed Option Scheme, which is subject to the shareholders’ approval and approval of Bursa
Securities for the listing of and quotation for the Company's Shares, the Company also proposes to grant options to Dato’
Sri Abdul Wahid Omar, the Group Chief Executive Officer and Director, and an employee, Mohd Azizi Rosli, son of Rosli
Man, a Director of the Company (Proposed Grant of Options). The Proposed Grant of Options is subject to the
shareholders’ approval at the forthcoming EGM.
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the Proposals are expected to complete by end of the second quarter of 2008.
The proposed issuance of TM International Shares under the Proposed Shareholders’ Mandate (if implemented) will be
implemented over the Mandate Period.
There were no other significant events during the year that have not been reflected in the audited financial statements.
for the year ended 31 December 2007
45. SIGNIFICANT SUBSEQUENT EVENTS
(a) Islamic Sale and Leaseback Transaction of RM1,000.0 million
On 2 January 2008, the Company entered into the conditional Sale and Purchase Agreements and Master Ijarah
Agreement with Menara ABS Berhad (MAB) as well as a Supplemental Agreement to the Sale and Purchase
Agreement for Menara Celcom dated 28 August 2007, in relation to the sale and leaseback transaction as mentioned
in note 29 to the financial statements, for a total consideration of RM1,000.0 million.
The sale and leaseback that involved the issuance of RM1,000.0 million Islamic Asset Backed Sukuk Ijarah by MAB
was completed on 15 January 2008. MAB accordingly issued 3 classes of Sukuk: Class A totalled RM345.0 million;
Class B totalled RM155.0 million, while Class C totalled RM500.0 million. Rating Agency Malaysia Bhd has rated
Class A and B, with Class C being un-rated.
(b) Proposed Acquisition by TM International Berhad (TM International) and Indocel Holding Sdn Bhd (Indocel), both
wholly owned subsidiaries of the Company, from Khazanah Nasional Berhad (Khazanah) of Equity Interests in
SunShare Investments Ltd (SunShare) and PT Excelcomindo Pratama Tbk (XL) (Proposed Acquisition)
On 6 February 2008, TM International and Indocel had entered into a Sale and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with
Khazanah (collectively referred to as the “Parties”) to acquire all of Khazanah’s equity interests in SunShare and XL
for an aggregate purchase consideration of RM1,580.0 million which will be satisfied through the issuance of new
ordinary shares of RM1.00 each in TM International under the Proposed Acquisition (Consideration Shares).
If the Proposed Demerger becomes unconditional in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Demerger
Agreement, Khazanah’s equity interest in TM International after the Proposed Demerger would increase by more
than 2.0% from 34.75% to 37.81% (based on Khazanah’s shareholdings in the Company as at 31 January 2008
adjusted for effects of the Proposed Option Scheme) as a result of the Proposed Acquisition. In accordance with
Section 6, Part II of the Malaysian Code on Take-Overs and Mergers, 1998 (Code), Khazanah would then be required
to carry out a mandatory take-over offer to acquire the remaining voting shares in TM International not held by
Khazanah.
Consequently, on 15 February 2008, an application to the Securities Commission (SC) had been made for an
exemption for Khazanah under Practice Note 2.9.1 of the Code, from the obligation to carry out a mandatory takeover offer to acquire the remaining voting shares in TM International not held by Khazanah pursuant to the issuance
of new TM International Shares under the Proposed Acquisition (Proposed Exemption). The SC had through its letter
dated 18 February 2008, stated that it will consider the Proposed Exemption upon various conditions being met.
The Proposed Acquisition is subject to the following:
(i)
approval of the SC;
(ii)
approval of the SC (on behalf of the Foreign Investment Committee (FIC));
(iii) approval of Bursa Securities for the listing of and quotation for the Consideration Shares on the Main Board
of Bursa Securities in conjunction with the Proposed Listing (if applicable);
(iv) approval of the Company’s shareholders, which will be sought at the Company’s Extraordinary General Meeting
(EGM) to be held on 6 March 2008;
(v)
approval of the TM International Group’s creditors/lenders (where applicable); and
(vi) approvals/consents of any other relevant authorities.
Applications to the SC and SC (on behalf of the FIC) were made on 22 February 2008.
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Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
45. SIGNIFICANT SUBSEQUENT EVENTS (continued)
(b) Proposed Acquisition by TM International Berhad (TM International) and Indocel Holding Sdn Bhd (Indocel), both
wholly owned subsidiaries of the Company, from Khazanah Nasional Berhad (Khazanah) of Equity Interests in
SunShare Investments Ltd (SunShare) and PT Excelcomindo Pratama Tbk (XL) (Proposed Acquisition) (continued)
In addition, the Proposed Acquisition is subject to the Proposed Exemption being approved by the SC and the
Company’s shareholders at the Company’s EGM.
Barring any unforeseen circumstances, the Proposed Acquisition is expected to be completed by the end of the
second quarter of 2008.
(c)
Other Significant Subsequent Events
(i) On 4 February 2008, Celcom was served with a sealed Originating Summons (Summons) by Mohd Shuaib Ishak
(MSI) seeking leave to bring a derivative action in Celcom’s name under Section 181A(1) of the Companies Act
1965 (the Proposed Action).
The Proposed Action is against, inter alia, the former and existing directors of Celcom and the Company for
failing to obtain the consent of DeTeAsia Holding GmbH (DeTeAsia) pursuant to the Amended and Restated
Agreement (ARSA) dated 4 April 2002 with DeTeAsia prior to Celcom entering into the Sale and Purchase
Agreement dated 28 October 2002 with the Company for the acquisition by Celcom of the shares in TM Cellular
Sdn Bhd (now known as Celcom Mobile Sdn Bhd).
MSI alleges that the directors are liable for damages calculated by reference to the difference between the Buy
Out Offer price of RM7.00 per Celcom’s share under the ARSA and the price of RM2.75 per Celcom’s share
under the Mandatory General Offer undertaken by the Company through Telekom Enterprise Sdn Bhd in
respect of Celcom. The Summons has been fixed for hearing on 22 April 2008.
The Directors are advised by its solicitors that it has reasonably good prospects of resisting the Summons and
will take vigorous steps to defend the same.
(ii)
On 25 January 2008, PT Excelcomindo Pratama Tbk (XL) through its wholly owned subsidiary, Excelcomindo
Finance Company BV bought back the USD350.0 million Bond at a price of 100.0% of nominal value.
(iii) On 18 January 2008, XL entered into a credit agreement amendment with a foreign bank as follows:
–
to amend the availability period of an existing credit arrangement to 31 August 2008 and automatically
extend for another 6 months period unless otherwise amended.
–
to add bridging loans facility to retire existing USD bonds and/or other debt amounting to USD110.0 million
and a maximum of IDR1,000.0 billion (full amount), which can be drawdown in USD and IDR. The facility is
subject to floating rate of interest at monthly intervals of Sertifikat Bank Indonesia (SBI) rate plus 1.10%
margin per annum.
On 22 January 2008, XL made drawdown on this credit facility amounting to IDR1,000.0 billion (full amount).
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45. SIGNIFICANT SUBSEQUENT EVENTS (continued)
(c)
Other Significant Subsequent Events (continued)
(iv) In January 2008, XL undertook further financing and hedging activities as follows:
–
made drawdowns on credit facilities amounting to IDR600.0 billion (full amount) and USD50.0 million.
–
entered into a credit facility agreement and made drawdown amounting to USD50.0 million whereby XL will
pay a floating rate of interest at quarterly intervals of 3 months SIBOR plus 1.75% margin per annum. The
loan will mature 1 year from the first drawdown date.
–
entered into a credit facility agreement of USD50.0 million whereby XL will pay a floating rate of interest at
quarterly intervals of 3 months LIBOR plus 1.20% margin per annum. The loan will mature 1 year from the
first drawdown date.
–
withdrew a credit facility amounting to IDR700.0 billion (full amount).
–
entered into a foreign currency contract to hedge the payment of quarterly interest of a long term loan in
USD amounting to USD97.5 million.
–
terminated one of the forward foreign currency contracts amounting to USD25.0 million used to hedge the
payment of long term loan in USD.
There were no other material events subsequent to the end of the year that have not been reflected in the audited
financial statements.
46. FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES
The main risks arising from the Group’s financial assets and liabilities are foreign exchange, interest rate, credit and
liquidity risk. The Group’s overall risk management seeks to minimise potential adverse effects of these risks on the
financial performance of the Group.
The Group has established risk management policies, guidelines and control procedures to manage its exposure to
financial risks. Hedging transactions are determined in the light of commercial commitments. Derivative financial
instruments are used only to hedge underlying commercial exposures and are not held for speculative purposes.
Foreign Exchange Risk
The foreign exchange risk of the Group predominantly arises from borrowings denominated in foreign currencies. The
Group has long dated and cross-currency swaps that are primarily used to hedge selected long term foreign currency
borrowings to reduce the foreign currency exposures on these borrowings. The main currency exposure is US Dollar.
The Group also has subsidiaries and associates operating in foreign countries, which generate revenue and incur costs
denominated in foreign currencies. The main currency exposures are Sri Lanka Rupee, Bangladesh Taka and Indonesian
Rupiah.
The Group’s foreign exchange objective is to achieve the acceptable level of foreign exchange fluctuation on the Group’s
assets and liabilities and manage the consequent impact to the Income Statement. To achieve this objective, the Group
targets a composition of currencies based on assessment of the existing exposure and desirable currency profile. To
obtain this composition, the Group uses various types of hedging instruments such as cross-currency swaps as well as
maintaining funds in foreign currencies at appropriate levels to support operating cash flows requirement.
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Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
46. FINANCIAL RISK MANAGEMENT OBJECTIVES AND POLICIES (continued)
for the year ended 31 December 2007
47. INTEREST RATE RISK (continued)
Maturing or repriced (whichever is earlier)
Interest Rate Risk
The Group has cash and bank balances and deposits placed with creditworthy licensed banks and financial institutions.
The Group manages its interest rate risk by actively monitoring the yield curve trend and interest rate movement for the
various investment classes.
The Group’s debts includes bank overdrafts, bank borrowings, bonds, notes and debentures. The Group’s interest rate
risk objective is to manage the acceptable level of rate fluctuation on the interest expense. In order to achieve this
objective, the Group targets a composition of fixed and floating debt based on assessment of its existing exposure and
desirable interest rate profile. To obtain this composition, the Group uses various types of hedging instruments such as
interest rate swaps and range accrual swaps.
Credit Risk
Financial assets that potentially subject the Group to concentrations of credit risk are primarily trade receivables, cash
and bank balances, marketable securities and financial instruments used in hedging activities.
Due to the nature of the Group’s business, customers are mainly segregated into business and residential. The Group
has no significant concentration of credit risk due to its diverse customer base. Credit risk is managed through the
application of credit assessment and approval, credit limit and monitoring procedures. Where appropriate, the Group
obtains deposits or bank guarantees from customers.
The Group places its cash and cash equivalents and marketable securities with a number of creditworthy financial
institutions. The Group’s policy limits the concentration of financial exposure to any single financial institution.
All hedging instruments are executed with creditworthy financial institutions with a view to limiting the credit risk
exposure of the Group. The Group, however, is exposed to credit-related losses in the event of non-performance by
counterparties to financial derivative instruments, but does not expect any counterparties to fail to meet their obligations.
Liquidity Risk
In the management of liquidity and cash flow risk, the Group monitors and maintains a level of cash and cash equivalents
deemed adequate by management to finance the Group’s operations and mitigate the effects of fluctuations in cash
flows. Due to the dynamic nature of the underlying business, the Group aims at maintaining flexibility in funding by
keeping both committed and uncommitted credit lines available.
47. INTEREST RATE RISK
The table below summarises the Group's and the Company's exposure to interest rate risk. Included in the tables are the
Group's and the Company's financial assets and liabilities at carrying amounts, categorised by the earlier of repricing or
contractual maturity dates except for borrowings and amount due from subsidiaries with floating interest rates. These are
repriced within 1 year or less and have been shown to reflect the maturity dates. The off-balance-sheet gap represents
the net notional amounts of all interest rate sensitive derivative instruments. Sensitivity to interest rates arises from
mismatches in the repricing dates, cash flows and other characteristics of assets and their corresponding liability funding.
382
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
Balances
More
Total
Nonunder
than interest interest Islamic
5 years sensitive sensitive principles
RM
RM
RM
RM
W.A.R.F.*
1 year or
less
RM
>1 - 2
years
RM
>2 - 3
years
RM
>3 - 4
years
RM
>4 - 5
years
RM
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
138.9
—
138.9
—
—
4.00%
—
—
0.1
—
—
5.0
—
—
3.8
—
—
6.6
—
—
9.7
—
—
63.0
—
—
88.2
—
60.1
—
419.9
—
—
419.9
60.1
88.2
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
4,341.9
—
4,341.9
—
4.83%
—
200.5
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
200.5
177.6
—
—
—
177.6
200.5
—
—
4.13%
—
—
2,773.7
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
2,773.7
—
612.6
—
785.5
—
—
785.5
612.6
2,773.7
2,974.3
5.0
3.8
6.6
9.7
63.0
3,062.4
5,331.1
1,205.4
9,598.9
—
—
150.5
1,503.5
—
—
—
—
—
6.9
—
—
—
—
1,258.7
497.5
—
—
—
—
39.1
113.0
—
—
—
—
364.6
540.6
—
—
—
—
1,601.6
2,474.0
—
—
—
—
3,414.5
5,135.5
—
—
—
4.8
—
—
732.6
6,702.7
3,369.6
—
—
—
—
—
3,369.6
4.8
3,414.5
5,135.5
732.6
6,702.7
1,654.0
6.9
1,756.2
152.1
905.2
4,075.6
8,550.0
7,440.1
3,369.6
19,359.7
Total
RM
The Group
2007
Financial Assets
Investments
Staff Loans and Other
Long Term Receivables
– balances under Islamic
principles
– non-interest sensitive
– fixed interest rate
Trade and Other
Receivables (excluding
short term staff loans)
Short Term Investments
– non-interest sensitive
– fixed interest rate
Cash and Bank Balances
– balances under Islamic
principles
– non-interest sensitive
– fixed interest rate
Total
Financial Liabilities
Borrowings
– balances under Islamic
principles
– non-interest sensitive
– floating interest rate
– fixed interest rate
Customer Deposits
Trade and Other Payables
Total
—
—
5.67%
8.10%
—
—
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
383
Financial
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
47. INTEREST RATE RISK (continued)
47. INTEREST RATE RISK (continued)
Maturing or repriced (whichever is earlier)
Maturing or repriced (whichever is earlier)
W.A.R.F.*
1 year or
less
RM
>1 - 2
years
RM
>2 - 3
years
RM
>3 - 4
years
RM
>4 - 5
years
RM
More
than
5 years
RM
On-balance-sheet interest
sensitivity gap
Off-balance-sheet interest
sensitivity gap
1,320.3
(1.9) (1,752.4)
—
Total interest sensitivity gap
—
1,320.3
(145.5)
—
—
(1.9) (1,752.4)
(145.5)
W.A.R.F.*
1 year or
less
RM
>1 - 2
years
RM
>2 - 3
years
RM
>3 - 4
years
RM
2006
Financial Liabilities
Borrowings
– balances under Islamic
principles
– non-interest sensitive
– floating interest rate
– fixed interest rate
Customer Deposits
Trade and Other Payables
(895.5) (4,012.6)
—
—
(895.5) (4,012.6)
Maturing or repriced (whichever is earlier)
>4 - 5
years
RM
Balances
More
Total
Nonunder
than interest interest Islamic
5 years sensitive sensitive principles
RM
RM
RM
RM
Total
RM
The Group
2006
Financial Assets
Investments
Staff Loans and Other
Long Term Receivables
– balances under Islamic
principles
– non-interest sensitive
– fixed interest rate
Trade and Other
Receivables (excluding
short term staff loans)
– non-interest sensitive
– floating interest rate
Short Term Investments
– non-interest sensitive
– fixed interest rate
Cash and Bank Balances
– balances under Islamic
principles
– non-interest sensitive
– fixed interest rate
384
W.A.R.F.*
1 year or
less
RM
>1 - 2
years
RM
>2 - 3
years
RM
>3 - 4
years
RM
>4 - 5
years
RM
—
—
7.04%
6.46%
—
—
—
—
724.9
409.5
—
—
—
—
5.5
119.1
—
—
—
—
—
1,329.7
—
—
—
—
611.2
529.1
—
—
—
—
127.2
25.9
—
—
—
—
972.1
6,165.5
—
—
—
—
2,440.9
8,578.8
—
—
—
5.0
—
—
718.9
5,740.9
1,061.2
—
—
—
—
—
1,061.2
5.0
2,440.9
8,578.8
718.9
5,740.9
1,134.4
124.6
1,329.7
1,140.3
153.1
7,137.6
11,019.7
6,464.8
1,061.2
18,545.7
1,912.1
(122.6)
(1,318.5)
(1,134.5)
(143.3)
(7,048.2)
—
—
—
—
—
—
1,912.1
(122.6)
(1,318.5)
(1,134.5)
(143.3)
(7,048.2)
Total
RM
The Group
The Group
Total
Balances
More
Total
Nonunder
than interest interest Islamic
5 years sensitive sensitive principles
RM
RM
RM
RM
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
226.7
—
226.7
Total
On-balance-sheet interest
sensitivity gap
Off-balance-sheet interest
sensitivity gap
Total interest sensitivity
gap
—
—
4.00%
—
—
0.8
—
—
2.0
—
—
11.2
—
—
5.8
—
—
9.8
—
—
89.4
—
—
119.0
—
60.5
—
441.4
—
—
441.4
60.5
119.0
—
7.37%
—
50.7
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
50.7
3,350.2
—
—
—
3,350.2
50.7
—
4.67%
—
194.8
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
194.8
125.3
—
—
—
125.3
194.8
—
—
4.14%
—
—
2,800.2
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
2,800.2
—
705.2
—
1,175.0
—
—
1,175.0
705.2
2,800.2
3,046.5
2.0
11.2
5.8
9.8
89.4
3,164.7
4,467.9
1,616.4
9,249.0
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
* W.A.R.F. – Weighted Average Rate of Finance as at 31 December
The table below summarises the weighted average rate of finance as at 31 December by major currencies for each class
of financial asset and liability:
2007
2006
USD
RM
USD
RM
The Group
Financial Assets
Staff Loans
Trade and Other Receivables
(excluding short term staff loans)
Short Term Investments
Cash and Bank Balances
—
4.00%
—
4.00%
—
—
4.75%
—
4.83%
3.52%
7.37%
—
4.90%
—
4.67%
3.52%
Financial Liabilities
Borrowings
6.28%
5.08%
6.47%
5.86%
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
385
Financial
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
47. INTEREST RATE RISK (continued)
47. INTEREST RATE RISK (continued)
Maturing or repriced (whichever is earlier)
W.A.R.F.*
1 year or
less
RM
>1 - 2
years
RM
>2 - 3
years
RM
>3 - 4
years
RM
>4 - 5
years
RM
Balances
More
Total
Nonunder
than interest interest Islamic
5 years sensitive sensitive principles
RM
RM
RM
RM
Maturing or repriced (whichever is earlier)
Total
RM
The Company
The Company
2007
Financial Assets
Amount Owing by
Subsidiaries, net of
allowances
– non-interest sensitive
– floating interest rate
– fixed interest rate
Investments
Staff Loans and Other
Long Term Receivables
– balances under Islamic
principles
– non-interest sensitive
– fixed interest rate
Trade and Other
Receivables (excluding
short term staff loans)
Short Term Investments
– non-interest sensitive
– fixed interest rate
Cash and Bank Balances
– balances under Islamic
principles
– non-interest sensitive
– fixed interest rate
2007
Financial Liabilities
Borrowings
– balances under Islamic
principles
– non-interest sensitive
– floating interest rate
– fixed interest rate
Payable to Subsidiaries
– fixed interest rate
Customer Deposits
Trade and Other Payables
Total
386
—
8.10%
2.97%
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
7.7
—
—
31.2
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
103.0
—
—
31.2
110.7
—
8,090.0
—
—
138.9
—
—
—
—
8,090.0
31.2
110.7
138.9
—
—
4.00%
—
—
0.1
—
—
5.0
—
—
3.8
—
—
6.6
—
—
9.7
—
—
63.0
—
—
88.2
—
58.8
—
419.9
—
—
419.9
58.8
88.2
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
3,036.7
—
3,036.7
—
4.83%
—
200.5
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
200.5
175.9
—
—
—
175.9
200.5
W.A.R.F.*
1 year or
less
RM
>1 - 2
years
RM
>2 - 3
years
RM
>3 - 4
years
RM
>4 - 5
years
RM
—
—
6.49%
7.88%
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
495.8
495.8
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
988.3
4.5
—
—
1,484.1
500.3
—
4.8
—
—
3,168.0
—
—
—
3,168.0
4.8
1,484.1
500.3
5.25%
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
1,652.5
—
—
1,652.5
—
—
—
590.2
2,606.9
—
—
—
1,652.5
590.2
2,606.9
—
—
991.6
—
—
2,645.3
3,636.9
3,201.9
3,168.0
10,006.8
1,275.5
12.7
(956.6)
6.6
9.7
(2,479.3)
—
—
—
—
—
—
1,275.5
12.7
(956.6)
6.6
9.7
(2,479.3)
Total
On-balance-sheet interest
sensitivity gap
Off-balance-sheet interest
sensitivity gap
Total interest sensitivity gap
—
—
3.93%
—
—
1,074.9
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
1,074.9
—
242.0
—
211.2
—
—
211.2
242.0
1,074.9
1,275.5
12.7
35.0
6.6
9.7
166.0
1,505.5
11,742.3
631.1
13,878.9
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
Balances
More
Total
Nonunder
than interest interest Islamic
5 years sensitive sensitive principles
RM
RM
RM
RM
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
387
Total
RM
Financial
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
47. INTEREST RATE RISK (continued)
47. INTEREST RATE RISK (continued)
Maturing or repriced (whichever is earlier)
W.A.R.F.*
1 year or
less
RM
>1 - 2
years
RM
>2 - 3
years
RM
>3 - 4
years
RM
>4 - 5
years
RM
Balances
More
Total
Nonunder
than interest interest Islamic
5 years sensitive sensitive principles
RM
RM
RM
RM
Maturing or repriced (whichever is earlier)
Total
RM
The Company
The Company
2006
Financial Assets
Amount Owing by
Subsidiaries, net of
allowances
– non-interest sensitive
– floating interest rate
– fixed interest rate
Investments
Staff Loans and Other
Long Term Receivables
– balances under Islamic
principles
– non-interest sensitive
– fixed interest rate
Trade and Other
Receivables (excluding
short term staff loans)
– non-interest sensitive
– floating interest rate
Short Term Investments
– non-interest sensitive
– fixed interest rate
Cash and Bank Balances
– balances under Islamic
principles
– non-interest sensitive
– fixed interest rate
2006
Financial Liabilities
Borrowings
– balances under Islamic
principles
– non-interest sensitive
– floating interest rate
– fixed interest rate
Payable to Subsidiaries
– fixed interest rate
Customer Deposits
Trade and Other Payables
Total
388
—
8.87%
2.97%
—
—
—
4.00%
—
—
—
—
—
—
0.8
—
—
—
—
—
—
2.0
—
9.1
7.7
—
—
—
11.2
—
34.7
—
—
—
—
5.8
—
—
—
—
—
—
9.8
—
—
103.0
—
—
—
89.4
—
43.8
110.7
—
—
—
119.0
8,500.9
—
—
220.5
—
59.4
—
—
—
—
—
441.4
—
—
8,500.9
43.8
110.7
220.5
441.4
59.4
119.0
—
7.37%
—
50.7
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
50.7
2,384.8
—
—
—
2,384.8
50.7
—
4.67%
—
194.8
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
194.8
123.6
—
—
—
123.6
194.8
—
—
3.85%
—
—
1,457.1
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
1,457.1
—
282.0
—
296.2
—
—
296.2
282.0
1,457.1
1,703.4
2.0
28.0
40.5
9.8
192.4
1,976.1
11,571.2
737.6
14,284.9
Total
On-balance-sheet interest
sensitivity gap
Off-balance-sheet interest
sensitivity gap
Total interest sensitivity
gap
Balances
More
Total
Nonunder
than interest interest Islamic
5 years sensitive sensitive principles
RM
RM
RM
RM
W.A.R.F.*
1 year or
less
RM
>1 - 2
years
RM
>2 - 3
years
RM
>3 - 4
years
RM
>4 - 5
years
RM
—
—
6.96%
7.87%
—
—
534.6
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
529.1
529.1
—
—
—
—
—
—
529.1
534.1
—
—
1,592.8
1,063.2
—
5.0
—
—
443.0
—
—
—
443.0
5.0
1,592.8
1,063.2
5.67%
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
4,747.0
—
—
4,747.0
—
—
—
590.3
2,348.7
—
—
—
4,747.0
590.3
2,348.7
534.6
—
—
1,058.2
—
5,810.2
7,403.0
2,944.0
443.0
10,790.0
1,168.8
2.0
28.0
(1,017.7)
9.8
(5,617.8)
—
—
—
—
—
—
1,168.8
2.0
28.0
(1,017.7)
9.8
(5,617.8)
* W.A.R.F. - Weighted Average Rate of Finance as at 31 December
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
389
Total
RM
Financial
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
47. INTEREST RATE RISK (continued)
49. FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL ASSETS AND LIABILITIES
The table below summarises the weighted average rate of finance as at 31 December by major currencies for each class
of financial asset and liability:
2007
2006
USD
RM
USD
RM
8.10%
—
2.97%
4.00%
8.87%
—
2.97%
4.00%
—
—
5.33%
—
4.83%
3.56%
7.37%
—
5.31%
—
4.57%
3.52%
The Company
Financial Assets
Amount Owing by Subsidiaries, net of allowances
Staff Loans
Trade and Other Receivables
(excluding short term staff loans)
Short Term Investments
Cash and Bank Balances
The fair value of a financial instrument is assumed to be the amount at which the instrument could be exchanged or
settled between knowledgeable and willing parties in an arm's length transaction, other than in forced or liquidation sale.
Quoted market prices, when available, are used as the measure of fair values. However, for a significant portion of the
Group and the Company’s financial instruments, quoted market prices do not exist. For such financial instruments, fair
values presented are estimates derived using the net present value or other valuation techniques. These techniques involve
uncertainties and are significantly affected by the assumptions used and judgements made regarding risk characteristics
of various financial instruments, discount rates, estimates of future cash flows, future expected loss experience and other
factors. Changes in assumptions could significantly affect these estimates and the resulting fair values.
(a) On-balance-sheet
The carrying amounts of the financial assets and liabilities of the Group and the Company at the balance sheet date
approximated their fair values except as set out below:
The Group
Financial Liabilities
Borrowings
Payable to Subsidiaries
6.86%
5.25%
—
—
7.35%
5.25%
48. CREDIT RISK
For on-balance-sheet financial instruments, the main credit risk exposure has been disclosed elsewhere in the financial
statements.
Off-balance-sheet financial instruments
The Group and the Company are exposed to credit risk where the fair value of the contract is favourable, where the
counterparty is required to pay the Group or the Company in the event of contract termination. The following table
summarises the favourable fair values of the contracts, indicating the credit risk exposure.
The Group
2007
Contract
or notional
principal
amount
RM
The Company
2006
Favourable
fair value
RM
Contract
or notional
principal
amount
RM
988.4
208.6
257.0
2007
Favourable
fair value
RM
Contract
or notional
principal
amount
RM
1,058.1
201.0
7.1
—
994.6
37.2
2,240.0
252.9
2007
—
5.91%
2006
Favourable
fair value
RM
Contract
or notional
principal
amount
RM
Favourable
fair value
RM
988.4
208.6
1,058.1
201.0
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
1,058.1
201.0
988.4
208.6
1,058.1
201.0
Financial
assets
Investments
Staff loans
Financial
liabilities
Borrowings
(excluding
redeemable
bonds)
Redeemable
bonds/
Payable to
subsidiaries
The Company
2006
2007
2006
Carrying
amount
RM
Net
fair value
RM
Carrying
amount
RM
Net
fair value
RM
Carrying
amount
RM
Net
fair value
RM
Carrying
amount
RM
Net
fair value
RM
138.9
89.5
223.0
72.2
226.7
119.0
290.6
110.0
138.9
88.2
223.0
70.9
220.5
119.0
284.4
110.0
8,554.8
8,558.3
8,024.7
8,255.5
1,989.2
2,036.6
2,661.0
2,821.4
—
—
3,000.0
3,164.2
1,652.5
1,621.6
4,747.0
4,898.7
The above carrying amounts and net fair values of borrowings exclude swaps, which are disclosed in sub-note (b).
Long dated swap
Cross-currency
swaps
Forward foreign
currency contracts
Total
390
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ANNUAL REPORT 2007
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
391
Financial
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
49. FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL ASSETS AND LIABILITIES (continued)
(a) On-balance-sheet (continued)
Financial assets
The fair value of publicly traded financial instruments is based on quoted market prices at the balance sheet date.
In assessing the fair value of non-traded financial instruments, the Group uses a variety of methods and makes
assumptions that are based on market conditions existing at each balance sheet date. Where allowances of
permanent diminution in value or impairment, where applicable, is made in respect of any investment, the carrying
amount net of allowance made is deemed to be a close approximation of its fair value.
The fair value of staff loans have been estimated by discounting the estimated future cash flows using the prevailing
market rates for similar credit risks and remaining period to maturity. The fair value of staff loans is lower than
carrying amount at the balance sheet date as the Company and its subsidiaries charged interest rates on staff loans
at below current market rates. The Directors consider the carrying amount fully recoverable as they do not intend
to realise the financial asset via exchange with another counterparty but to hold it to contract maturity. Collaterals
are taken for these loans and the Directors are of the opinion that the potential losses in the event of default will
be covered by the collateral values on individual loan basis.
For educational loans, amount owing by subsidiaries and associates and customer deposits which are mainly
interest free and do not have fixed repayment terms, the carrying amounts recorded are anticipated to approximate
their fair values at the balance sheet date.
Financial liabilities
The fair value of quoted bonds has been estimated using the respective quoted offer price. For unquoted borrowings
with fixed interest rate, the fair values have been estimated by discounting the estimated future cash flows using
the prevailing market rates for similar credit risks and remaining period to maturity. For unquoted borrowings with
floating interest rate, the carrying values are generally reasonable estimates of their fair values.
The financial liabilities will be realised at their carrying values and not at their fair values as the Directors have no
intention to settle these liabilities other than in accordance with their contractual obligations.
for the year ended 31 December 2007
49. FAIR VALUE OF FINANCIAL ASSETS AND LIABILITIES (continued)
(b) Off-balance-sheet
The financial derivative instruments are used to hedge foreign exchange and interest rate risks associated with
certain long term foreign currency borrowings. The contract notional principal amounts of the derivative and the
corresponding fair value adjustments are analysed as below:
2007
Contract
or notional
principal
amount
RM
2006
Net fair value
Favourable Unfavourable
RM
RM
Contract
or notional
principal
amount
RM
Net fair value
Favourable Unfavourable
RM
RM
The Group
Off-balance-sheet
financial derivative
instruments
Long dated swap
Interest rate swaps
Cross-currency swaps
Forward foreign
currency contracts
988.4
1,484.1
257.0
208.6
—
7.1
994.6
37.2
988.4
1,484.1
208.6
—
—
(61.3)
—
—
1,058.1
1,058.1
—
201.0
—
—
—
(55.0)
—
—
—
—
1,058.1
1,058.1
201.0
—
—
(55.0)
The Company
Off-balance-sheet
financial derivative
instruments
Long dated swap
Interest rate swaps
—
(61.3)
For all other short term on-balance-sheet financial instruments maturing within 1 year or are repayable on demand,
the carrying values are assumed to approximate their fair values.
Fair values of financial derivative instruments are the present values of their future cash flows and are arrived at
based on valuations carried out by the Company’s bankers. Favourable fair value indicates amount receivable by the
Company if the contracts are terminated as at 31 December 2007 or vice versa.
392
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
393
Financial
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
50. LIST OF SUBSIDIARIES AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2007
50. LIST OF SUBSIDIARIES AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2007 (continued)
The subsidiaries are as follows:
Group’s
Effective Interest
Name of Company
Fiberail Sdn Bhd
2007
54
2006
54
Group’s
Effective Interest
Paid-up Capital
2007
Million
2006
Million
Principal Activities
RM15.8
RM15.8
Installation and maintenance of optic fibre
telecommunication system in Malaysia and
provision of consultancy services in relation to
telecommunications
GITN Sdn Berhad
100
100
Hijrah Pertama Berhad
(formerly known as
Hijrah Pertama
Sendirian Berhad)
(formerly known as
Malaysian Logistics
Sdn Bhd)
100
—
Intelsec Sdn Bhd
100
100
RM3.0
RM3.0
Ceased operation
Mediatel (Malaysia)
Sdn Bhd
100
100
RM#
RM#
Investment holding
Meganet
Communications
Sdn Bhd
—
70
2007
2006
2007
Million
2006
Million
Principal Activities
Rebung Utama Sdn Bhd
100
100
RM#
RM#
Special purpose entity
Tekad Mercu Berhad
100
100
RM#
RM#
Special purpose entity
Telekom Applied
Business Sdn Bhd
100
100
RM1.6
RM1.6
Provision of software development and sale of
software products
RM50.0
Provision of managed network services and
enhanced value added telecommunication and
information technology services
Telekom Consultancy
Sdn Bhd
51
51
RM#
RM#
Ceased operation
RM#
RM–
Special purpose entity
Telekom Enterprise
Sdn Bhd
100
100
RM0.6
RM0.6
Investment holding
Telekom Malaysia-Africa
Sdn Bhd
100
100
RM0.1
RM0.1
Investment holding
Telekom Malaysia
(Hong Kong) Limited**
100
100
HKD18.5
HKD18.5
Provision of international telecommunication
services
Telekom Malaysia (S)
Pte Ltd**
100
100
SGD#
SGD#
Provision of international telecommunication
services
Telekom Malaysia (UK)
Limited**
100
100
STR#
STR#
Provision of international telecommunication
services
Telekom Malaysia (USA)
Inc**
100
100
USD3.5
USD3.5
Provision of international telecommunication
services
Telekom Multi-Media
Sdn Bhd
100
100
RM1.7
RM1.7
Investment holding and provision of interactive
multimedia communication services and
solutions
Telekom Networks
Malawi Limited**
—
60
MKW–
MKW350.0
Provision of telecommunication and related
services in the Republic of Malawi
Telekom Payphone
Sdn Bhd >
100
100
RM9.0
RM9.0
Investment holding
RM–
RM11.0
Provision of interactive multimedia communication
services and solution
100
100
RM91.0
RM91.0
Management and operation of the telecommunication and tourism tower of Menara Kuala
Lumpur
Mobikom Sdn Bhd
100
100
RM260.0
RM260.0
Provision/transmission of voice and data through
the cellular system
Parkside Properties
Sdn Bhd
100
100
RM0.1
RM0.1
Dormant
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
Name of Company
RM50.0
Menara Kuala Lumpur
Sdn Bhd
394
Paid-up Capital
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
395
Financial
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
50. LIST OF SUBSIDIARIES AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2007 (continued)
Group’s
Effective Interest
50. LIST OF SUBSIDIARIES AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2007 (continued)
Group’s
Effective Interest
Paid-up Capital
Paid-up Capital
Name of Company
2007
2006
2007
Million
2006
Million
Principal Activities
Name of Company
2007
2006
2007
Million
2006
Million
Principal Activities
Telekom Research &
Development Sdn Bhd
100
100
RM20.0
RM20.0
Provision of research and development activities
in the areas of telecommunication and
multimedia, hi-tech applications and products
and services in related business
VADS Berhad
64.87
67.16
RM62.1
RM62.1
Provision of international and national managed
network services for businesses and
organisations
Telekom Sales and
Services Sdn Bhd
100
100
RM14.5
RM14.5
Trading and rental of customer premises
telecommunication equipment and provision of
management of customers care services
Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad 100
100
RM1,237.5
RM1,767.9
Provision of network capacity and services
Mobitel Sdn Bhd >
100
RM8.0
RM8.0
Dormant
Ceased operation
Subsidiary held through Telekom Multi-Media Sdn Bhd
RM15.0
Implementation of government smart school
project, provision of multimedia education
systems and software, portal services and
other related services
RM2.7
Ceased operation
Subsidiaries held through Telekom Enterprise Sdn Bhd
Telekom Technology
Sdn Bhd
100
100
RM13.0
RM13.0
Telesafe Sdn Bhd >
100
100
RM4.0
RM4.0
Ceased operation
TM Cellular (Holdings)
Sdn Bhd
100
100
RM0.1
RM0.1
Dormant
TM Global Incorporated
100
100
USD#
USD#
Investment holding
TM Facilities Sdn Bhd
100
100
RM2.3
RM2.3
Provision of facilities management services and
property development activities
Telekom Smart School
Sdn Bhd
100
51
51
RM15.0
Subsidiary held through TM Info-Media Sdn Bhd
Cybermall Sdn Bhd
100
100
RM2.7
Subsidiaries held through TM Facilities Sdn Bhd
TM Land Sdn Bhd
100
100
RM#
RM#
Property development activities
TM Info-Media Sdn Bhd
100
100
RM6.0
RM6.0
Provision of printing and publications services
TMF Autolease Sdn Bhd
100
100
RM#
RM#
Provision of fleet management and services
TM International
(Cayman) Ltd
100
100
USD#
USD#
Dormant
TMF Services Sdn Bhd
100
100
RM#
RM#
Provision of facilities management services
Subsidiaries held through TM International Berhad
TM International Berhad
100
100
RM35.7
RM35.7
Investment holding and provision of telecommunication and consultancy services on an
international scale
TM Net Sdn Bhd
100
100
RM180.0
RM180.0
Content and application development for Internet
services
—
100
RM–
RM65.0
Provision of national payphone network and
related services
Managing and administering a private university
known as Multimedia University
TM Payphone Sdn Bhd
(now known as Pernec
Paypoint Sdn Bhd)
Universiti Telekom
Sdn Bhd
396
100
100
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
RM650.0
RM650.0
TM International (L)
Limited
100
100
USD78.4
USD78.4
Investment holding
Telekom Management
Services Sdn Bhd
100
100
RM0.1
RM0.1
Provision of consultancy and engineering services
in telecommunication and related area
TMI Mauritius Ltd##
100
100
USD#
USD#
Investment holding
G-Com Limited**
100
100
CED455.0
CED455.0
Investment holding
Telekom Malaysia
100
International (Cambodia)
Company Limited
100
USD8.5
USD8.5
Provision of mobile telecommunication services
in Cambodia
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
397
Financial
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
50. LIST OF SUBSIDIARIES AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2007 (continued)
Group’s
Effective Interest
Name of Company
2007
2006
50. LIST OF SUBSIDIARIES AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2007 (continued)
Group’s
Effective Interest
Paid-up Capital
2007
Million
2006
Million
Principal Activities
Subsidiary held through TMI Mauritius Ltd
TMI India Ltd ##
100
100
84.81
89.62
2007
2006
2007
Million
2006
Million
Principal Activities
Subsidiaries held through Dialog Telekom PLC (continued)
USD72.7
USD72.7
Investment holding
Subsidiaries held through TM International (L) Limited
Dialog Telekom PLC ##
(formerly known as
Dialog Telekom Limited)
Name of Company
Paid-up Capital
SLR33,056.4^ SLR12,680.4^
Provision of mobile telecommunication services
in Sri Lanka
Dialog Television (Private) 84.81
Limited
(formerly known as
Asset Media (Private)
Limited) ##
80.66
SLR#^
SLR#^
Provision of television broadcasting station and
television broadcasting network including cable
and pay television transmission
Subsidiaries held through Dialog Television (Private) Limited
TESS International Ltd
100
100
USD#
USD#
Dormant
TM International
(Bangladesh)
Limited**
70
70
BDT3,060.0
BDT3,060.0
Provision of mobile telecommunication services
in Bangladesh
TM International Lanka
(Private) Limited##
100
100
SLR222.0^
SLR222.0^
Investment holding
Indocel Holding Sdn Bhd
100
100
RM0.1
RM0.1
Investment holding
Multinet Pakistan
(Private) Limited**
89
78
PKR992.5
PKR992.5
Provision of cable television services, information
technology (including software development),
telecommunication and multimedia services in
Pakistan
Communiq Broadband
Network (Private)
Limited ##
84.81
80.66
SLR50.0^
SLR50.0^
Provision of information technology including
data, content transmission services, audio visual
services and television programmes services
CBN Sat (Private)
Limited ##
84.81
80.66
SLR#^
SLR#^
Provisions of manufacturing, assembling,
importing and exporting of electronic consumer
products and audio visual goods
Subsidiaries held through PT Excelcomindo Pratama Tbk
Excel Phoneloan
818 BV
66.99
59.63
EUR#
EUR#
Dormant
Excelcomindo Finance
Company BV
66.99
59.63
EUR#
EUR#
Investment holding
GSM One (L) Limited
66.99
59.63
USD#
USD#
Dormant
GSM Two (L) Limited
66.99
59.63
USD#
USD#
Dormant
RM1.0
Provision of training and related services
RM#
Provision of digital video and film production
and post production services
Subsidiary held through Indocel Holding Sdn Bhd
PT Excelcomindo
Pratama Tbk##
66.99
59.63
IDR709,000
IDR709,000
Provision of mobile telecommunication services
in Republic of Indonesia
Subsidiary held through Universiti Telekom Sdn Bhd
Subsidiaries held through Dialog Telekom PLC
Dialog Broadband
Networks (Private)
Limited
398
84.81
89.62
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
SLR823.7^
SLR823.7^
Provision of infrastructure facilities for voice and
data communication systems, radio and television
broadcasting systems and mobile radio
communication systems and the provision of
telecommunication services in Sri Lanka
Unitele Multimedia
Sdn Bhd
100
100
RM1.0
Subsidiary held through Unitele Multimedia Sdn Bhd
MMU Creativista Sdn Bhd
100
100
RM#
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
399
Financial
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
50. LIST OF SUBSIDIARIES AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2007 (continued)
Group’s
Effective Interest
Name of Company
2007
2006
50. LIST OF SUBSIDIARIES AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2007 (continued)
Group’s
Effective Interest
Paid-up Capital
2007
Million
2006
Million
Principal Activities
Subsidiaries held through VADS Berhad
—
RM11.0
RM–
Provision of intelligent building and security
systems integrated telecommunication and
technology solutions
VADS e-Services Sdn Bhd 64.87
67.16
RM1.0
RM1.0
Contact centre and related services
VADS Professional
Services Sdn Bhd
64.87
67.16
RM#
RM#
Provision of personnel for contact centre services
VADS Solutions Sdn Bhd
64.87
RM1.5
RM1.5
Provision of system integration services
64.87
67.16
RM#
RM#
2007
Million
2006
Million
Principal Activities
100
100
RM#
RM#
Investment holding
Celcom Mobile Sdn Bhd
100
100
RM1,565.0
RM1,565.0
Provision of mobile communication services,
network services, application services and
content
Alpha Canggih Sdn Bhd
100
100
RM#
RM#
Property investment
Subsidiary held through Celcom Transmission (M) Sdn Bhd
51
51
RM75.0
RM75.0
Provision of fibre optic transmission network
services
Provision of managed contact centre services
Subsidiaries held through Technology Resources Industries Berhad
Alpine Resources
Sdn Bhd
Subsidiaries held through Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad
Celcom Academy
Sdn Bhd+
2006
Technology Resources
Industries Berhad
Fibrecomm Network
(M) Sdn Bhd
Subsidiary held through VADS e-Services Sdn Bhd
VADS Contact Centre
Services Sdn Bhd
2007
Subsidiaries held through Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad (continued)
Meganet Communications 64.87
Sdn Bhd
67.16
Name of Company
Paid-up Capital
—
100
RM–
RM#
100
100
RM2.5
RM2.5
Inactive
—
100
RM–
RM13.5
Investment holding
Rego Multi-Trades
Sdn Bhd
100
100
RM2.0
RM2.0
Dealing in marketable securities
Technology Resources
Management Services
Sdn Bhd
100
100
RM#
RM#
Inactive
Technology Resources
(Nominees) Sdn Bhd
100
100
RM#
RM#
Dormant
TR Components Sdn Bhd
100
100
RM#
RM#
Investment holding
TR International Limited**
100
100
HKD#
HKD#
Investment holding
RM0.3
Inactive
Inactive
Freemantle Holdings
(M) Sdn Bhd+
Celcom Multimedia
(Malaysia) Sdn Bhd
100
100
Celcom Technology (M)
Sdn Bhd
100
Celcom Timur (Sabah)
Sdn Bhd
80
Celcom Transmission
(M) Sdn Bhd
100
Celcom Trunk Radio
(M) Sdn Bhd
100
100
RM#
RM#
Ceased operation
CT Paging Sdn Bhd++
100
100
RM0.5
RM0.5
Provision of strategic and business development,
management, administrative and support
services and investment holding
100
80
100
RM#
RM2.0
RM7.0
RM25.0
RM#
RM2.0
RM7.0
RM25.0
Dormant
Provision of telecommunication value added
services through cellular or other forms of
telecommunications network
Provision of fibre optic transmission network
Provision of network transmission related services
Subsidiary held through TR Components Sdn Bhd
400
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
Aseania Plastics
Sdn Bhd +
—
99
RM–
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
401
Financial
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
50. LIST OF SUBSIDIARIES AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2007 (continued)
All subsidiaries are incorporated in Malaysia except the following:
Name of Company
Place of Incorporation
CBN Sat (Private) Limited
Communiq Broadband Network (Private) Limited
Dialog Broadband Networks (Private) Limited
Dialog Telekom PLC
Dialog Television (Private) Limited
Excelcomindo Finance Company BV
Excel Phoneloan 818 BV
G-Com Limited
GSM One (L) Limited
GSM Two (L) Limited
Multinet Pakistan (Private) Limited
PT Excelcomindo Pratama Tbk
Telekom Malaysia (Hong Kong) Limited
Telekom Malaysia (S) Pte Ltd
Telekom Malaysia (UK) Limited
Telekom Malaysia (USA) Inc
Telekom Malaysia International (Cambodia) Company Limited
Telekom Networks Malawi Limited
TESS International Ltd
TM International (Bangladesh) Limited
TM International (Cayman) Ltd
TM International (L) Limited
TM International Lanka (Private) Limited
TMI India Ltd
TMI Mauritius Ltd
TR International Limited
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
–
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
Netherlands
Netherlands
Ghana
Federal Territory, Labuan
Federal Territory, Labuan
Pakistan
Indonesia
Hong Kong
Singapore
United Kingdom
USA
Cambodia
Republic of Malawi
Republic of Mauritius
Bangladesh
British West Indies, USA
Federal Territory, Labuan
Sri Lanka
Republic of Mauritius
Republic of Mauritius
Hong Kong
#
Amounts less than 0.1 million in their respective currency
## Audited by a member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited which is a separate and independent
legal entity from PricewaterhouseCoopers Malaysia
** Audited by a firm other than member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited
>
Undergoing members' voluntary winding up pursuant to Section 254(1) of the Companies Act, 1965 (CA) since
17 December 2007
+
Dissolved during the year pursuant to members' voluntary winding up under Section 272(5) of the CA
++ Inactive as at 31 December 2007
^
Refers to stated capital. Pursuant to the new Companies Act, No. 7 of Sri Lanka, the concept of authorised and
paid-up share capital has been replaced with the concept of stated capital, effective from 3 May 2007. The stated
capital comprises the total amounts received in respect of the issue of shares. For accounting purposes, the share
premium is also included and expenses relating to the issuance are deducted.
402
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
50. LIST OF SUBSIDIARIES AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2007 (continued)
BDT
CED
EUR
HKD
IDR
MKW
PKR
SGD
SLR
STR
USD
Bangladesh Taka
Ghanaian Cedi
Euro Dollar
Hong Kong Dollar
Indonesian Rupiah
Malawi Kwacha
Pakistani Rupee
Singapore Dollar
Sri Lanka Rupee
Pound Sterling
US Dollar
During the year, the Group had disposed its entire 60.0% and 100.0% equity interest in Telekom Networks Malawi Limited
and TM Payphone Sdn Bhd respectively. Details as disclosed on note 3(II)(a) and (d) to the financial statements.
51. LIST OF JOINTLY CONTROLLED ENTITIES AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2007
The jointly controlled entities are as follows:
Group’s
Effective Interest
Name of Company
SunShare Investments Ltd
(sub-note a)
2007
2006
Principal Activities
51
51
Investment holding
Jointly controlled entity held through TMI India Ltd
Spice Communications
Limited
39.2
49
Licensed mobile and cellular telecommunications service provider
in the state of Punjab and Karnataka in India
Name of Company
Place of Incorporation
SunShare Investments Ltd
Spice Communications Limited
– Federal Territory, Labuan
– India
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
403
Financial
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
for the year ended 31 December 2007
51. LIST OF JOINTLY CONTROLLED ENTITIES AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2007 (continued)
(a)
The Group has an 80.0% interest in the ordinary shares of SunShare Investments Ltd (SunShare), a jointly controlled
entity incorporated in the Federal Territory of Labuan, which is an investment holding company. Notwithstanding the
ordinary shareholding, the economic benefit of the Group in SunShare is 51.0%.
In 2006, SunShare owned a 29.78% stake in an associate, MobileOne Limited (M1), a company incorporated in
Singapore and listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange. M1 provides mobile and other related telecommunication
services as well as development of mobile telecommunication products and services. During the year, the equity
interest has decreased to 29.69% following the issuance of shares under M1’s Employees’ Share Option Scheme.
The dilution has no material effect to the results of the Group.
All jointly controlled entities have co-terminous financial year end with the Company.
52. LIST OF ASSOCIATES AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2007 (continued)
Group’s
Effective Interest
Name of Company
2007
2006
Principal Activities
Associate held through TM International (L) Limited
Mobile Telecommunications
Company of Esfahan
49
49
Planning, designing, installing, operating and maintaining a GSM
cellular telecommunication network to customers in the province
of Esfahan, Iran
Associate held through Celcom (Malaysia) Berhad
Sacofa Sdn Bhd
20
20
Trade or business of a telecommunications infrastructure and
services company
—
Setting up a distribution network of dealers and concept retail
stores based on intellectual property rights owned by Celcom
(Malaysia) Berhad
52. LIST OF ASSOCIATES AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2007
Associate held through CT Paging Sdn Bhd
The associates are as follows:
C-Mobile Sdn Bhd
Group’s
Effective Interest
Name of Company
2007
2006
Principal Activities
—
16.22
Creating, implementing and operating e-business activities
including electronic commerce delivery services, multimedia
related activities and other computerised or electronic services
67.15
All associates are incorporated in Malaysia except the following:
mySPEED.com Sdn Bhd
(sub-note a)
Sistem Iridium Malaysia
Sdn Bhd
40
40
Dormant
Associates held through Telekom Multi-Media Sdn Bhd
Name of Company
Place of Incorporation
Mobile Telecommunications Company of Esfahan
Samart Corporation Public Company Limited
Samart I-Mobile Public Company Limited
– Iran
– Thailand
– Thailand
All associates have co-terminous financial year end with the Company except for Mobile Telecommunications Company
of Esfahan with financial year end of 20 March.
Mahirnet Sdn Bhd
49
49
Development, management and marketing of educational products
offered by local and overseas educational institutions electronically
(a)
On 2 February 2007, the Company had entered into a share Sale and Purchase Agreement to sell its entire equity
interest of 16.22% in mySPEED.com Sdn Bhd to MY E.G. Services Berhad. The disposal was completed on 16 July 2007.
Mutiara.Com Sdn Bhd
30
30
Provision of promotion of Internet-based communication services
(b)
TM International Berhad (TM International) held directly 24.42% equity interest in Samart I-Mobile Public Company
Limited (SIM). TM International also held indirect equity interest in SIM of 11.16% (2006: 10.90%) by virtue of its
equity interest in Samart Corporation Public Company Limited.
Associates held through TM International Berhad
Samart Corporation Public
Company Limited
18.97
18.98
Design, implementation and installation of telecommunication
systems and the sale and distribution of telecommunication
equipment in Thailand
Samart I-Mobile Public
Company Limited
(sub-note b)
35.58
35.32
Mobile phone distributor accessories and bundled with content
and administration of the distribution channels for and
management of customer care and billing system of I900MHz
mobile phone
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Financial
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
53. CHANGES IN ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND RECLASSIFICATIONS
The comparative financial statements were restated to reflect the effects of changes in accounting policies during the
year as well as to conform with current year presentation as summarised below:
for the year ended 31 December 2007
53. CHANGES IN ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND RECLASSIFICATIONS (continued)
(c)
Effects of changes in accounting policies and reclassifications
The effects of the changes in accounting policies and reclassifications as described in sub-note (a)(ii) and (b) above
are illustrated below:
(a) Changes in accounting policies in the current year
The following describes the impact of the new accounting standards adopted by the Group for the financial year
beginning 1 January 2007 as listed in note 1(a) of the Significant Accounting Policies on the Basis of Preparation of
the Financial Statements.
(i)
Irrelevant or immaterial effect on financial statements
The adoption of FRS 6, amendments to FRS 119, FRS 124, TR i-1 and TR i-2 did not result in significant
changes to the Group’s accounting policies. In summary:
•
FRS 6, amendments to FRS 119, TR i-1 and TR i-2 are not relevant or material to the Group’s operations.
•
FRS 124 has no material financial impact on the Group’s accounting policies. This standard affects the
identification of related parties and other similar related party disclosures. This standard requires the
disclosure of related party transactions and outstanding balances with other entities in a group. Intra-group
related party transactions and outstanding balances are eliminated in the preparation of consolidated
financial statements of the Group.
(ii) Reclassification of prior year comparatives
Prior to 1 January 2007, lease of land and buildings held for own use was classified as property, plant and
equipment and was stated at cost less accumulated depreciation and impairment loss.
FRS 117 requires that lease of land and buildings to be classified as operating or finance leases in the same
way as leases of other assets. The land and building elements of a lease of land and buildings are considered
separately for the purposes of lease classification. Upfront payments of leasehold interests are allocated
between land and building elements in proportion to their relative fair values at the inception of the leases.
Consequent to the changes in accounting policies arising from the adoption of FRS 117, the Group has
reclassified upfront payments of leasehold land as prepaid lease payments. These payments are amortised on
a straight line basis over the remaining lease period.
The Group has applied the new accounting policy with respect to leasehold land retrospectively. Consequently,
certain comparatives within the Consolidated Balance Sheet as at 31 December 2006, Consolidated Income
Statement for the year ended 31 December 2006 and Consolidated Cash Flow Statement for the year ended
31 December 2006 have been restated as set out in sub-note (c) below.
(b) Reclassifications
During the year, the Group had reviewed and changed the presentation of write offs and impairment of property,
plant and equipment for the year ended 31 December 2006. These expenditure items which were previously included
in other operating costs are now presented with depreciation, impairment and amortisation to conform with current
year presentation which better reflects the nature of expenses.
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As
previously
reported
RM
Effects of
change in
accounting
policy
FRS 117
RM
Reclassifications
RM
As restated
RM
Income statement for the year ended
31 December 2006
Depreciation, impairment and amortisation
Other operating costs
(4,039.0)
(9,048.1)
34.7
(34.7)
2.8
(2.8)
(4,001.5)
(9,085.6)
Balance sheet as at 1 January 2006
Property, plant and equipment
Prepaid lease payments
22,320.9
—
(249.9)
249.9
—
—
22,071.0
249.9
Balance sheet as at 31 December 2006
Property, plant and equipment
Prepaid lease payments
24,026.5
—
(346.2)
346.2
—
—
23,680.3
346.2
Cash Flow Statement for the year ended
31 December 2006
Purchase of property, plant and equipment
Payments to suppliers and employees
Cash flows used in investing activities
Cash flows from operating activities
(5,698.7)
(8,787.4)
(6,503.2)
5,339.8
106.0
(106.0)
106.0
(106.0)
—
—
—
—
(5,592.7)
(8,893.4)
(6,397.2)
5,233.8
Income statement for the year ended
31 December 2006
Depreciation, impairment and amortisation
Other operating costs
(2,202.0)
(3,951.7)
0.2
(0.2)
2.2
(2.2)
(2,199.6)
(3,954.1)
Balance sheet as at 1 January 2006
Property, plant and equipment
Prepaid lease payments
12,519.4
—
(37.9)
37.9
—
—
12,481.5
37.9
Balance sheet as at 31 December 2006
Property, plant and equipment
Prepaid lease payments
11,931.9
—
(38.0)
38.0
—
—
11,893.9
38.0
The Group
The Company
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Financial
Financial Statements
Statements
Notes to the Financial Statements
for the year ended 31 December 2007
Statement by
53. CHANGES IN ACCOUNTING POLICIES AND RECLASSIFICATIONS (continued)
(d) Other reclassifications
The presentation of operating revenue in note 4 to the financial statements has been changed and comparatives
restated in line with the change of grouping of segmental reporting information as mentioned in note 40 to the
financial statements.
54. CURRENCY
Directors
PURSUANT TO SECTION 169(15) OF THE COMPANIES ACT, 1965
We, Tan Sri Dato’ Ir Muhammad Radzi Hj Mansor and Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid Omar being two of the Directors of Telekom
Malaysia Berhad, state that, in the opinion of the Directors, the financial statements on pages 261 to 408 are drawn up so
as to exhibit a true and fair view of the state of affairs of the Group and the Company as at 31 December 2007 and of the
results and the cash flows of the Group and the Company for the year ended on that date in accordance with Financial
Reporting Standards, the MASB approved accounting standards in Malaysia for Entities Other than Private Entities and the
provisions of the Companies Act, 1965.
All amounts are expressed in Ringgit Malaysia (RM).
55. APPROVAL OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS
In accordance with a resolution of the Board of Directors dated 26 February 2008.
The financial statements have been approved for issuance in accordance with a resolution of the Board of Directors on
26 February 2008.
TAN SRI DATO’ Ir MUHAMMAD RADZI HJ MANSOR
Chairman
DATO’ SRI ABDUL WAHID OMAR
Group Chief Executive Officer
Statutory
Declaration
I, Datuk Bazlan bin Osman, being the Officer primarily responsible for the financial management of Telekom Malaysia Berhad,
do solemnly and sincerely declare that to the best of my knowledge and belief, the financial statements set out on pages
261 to 408 are correct, and I make this solemn declaration conscientiously believing the same to be true and by virtue of the
provisions of the Statutory Declarations Act, 1960.
Subscribed and solemnly
declared at Kuala Lumpur
this 26 February 2008.
)
)
)
DATUK BAZLAN BIN OSMAN
Before me:
T. THANAPALASINGAM
Commissioner for Oaths
Kuala Lumpur
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Financial Statements
Report of the
Financial Statements
General
TO THE MEMBERS OF TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
(COMPANY NO. 128740-P)
Auditors
We have audited the financial statements set out on pages 261 to 408. These financial statements are the responsibility of
the Company’s Directors. Our responsibility is to form an independent opinion, based on our audit, on the financial statements
and to report our opinion to you, as a body, in accordance with Section 174 of Companies Act, 1965 and for no other purpose.
We do not assume responsibility to any other person for the content of this report.
AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2007
1.
Telekom Malaysia Berhad is a public limited liability company, incorporated and domiciled in Malaysia, and listed on the
main board of the Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad.
2.
The address of the registered office of the Company is:
Level 51, North Wing
Menara TM
Jalan Pantai Baharu
50672 Kuala Lumpur
We conducted our audit in accordance with approved Auditing Standards in Malaysia. Those standards require that we plan and
perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement.
An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements.
An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by the Directors, as well as
evaluating the overall financial statements presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion.
3.
In our opinion:
(a)
the matters required by section 169 of the Companies Act, 1965 to be dealt with in the financial statements; and
(ii)
the state of affairs of the Group and the Company as at 31 December 2007 and of the results and the cash flows
of the Group and the Company for the year ended on that date;
and
(b)
the accounting and other records and the registers required by the Act to be kept by the Company and by the subsidiaries
of which we have acted as auditors have been properly kept in accordance with the provisions of the Act.
The principal office and place of business of the Company is:
Menara TM
Jalan Pantai Baharu
50672 Kuala Lumpur
the financial statements have been prepared in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act, 1965 and Financial
Reporting Standards, the MASB approved accounting standards in Malaysia for Entities Other than Private Entities so as
to give a true and fair view of:
(i)
Information
4.
The number of employees at the end of the year amounted to:
2007
2006
Group
36,242
35,824
Company
18,235
19,094
The names of the subsidiaries of which we have not acted as auditors are indicated in note 50 to the financial statements.
We have considered the financial statements of these subsidiaries and the auditors’ reports thereon.
We are satisfied that the financial statements of the subsidiaries that have been consolidated with the Company's financial
statements are in form and content appropriate and proper for the purposes of the preparation of the consolidated financial
statements and we have received satisfactory information and explanations required by us for those purposes.
The auditors' reports on the financial statements of the subsidiaries were not subject to any material qualification and did
not include any comment made under subsection (3) of section 174 of the Act.
PRICEWATERHOUSECOOPERS
(AF: 1146)
Chartered Accountants
DATO’ AHMAD JOHAN BIN MOHAMMAD RASLAN
[1867/09/08(J)]
Partner
Kuala Lumpur
Date: 26 February 2008
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Other Information
Other
Information
Shareholding
Statistics
AS AT 20 FEBRUARY 2008
ANALYSIS OF SHAREHOLDINGS
Share Capital
Authorised Share Capital
:
5,000,003,021
Issued and Paid-up Capital :
RM3,439,812,606 comprising of 3,439,809,680 ordinary shares of RM1 each, 1 (one) Special Rights
Redeemable Preference Share (Special Share) of RM1, 2,000 Class C Non-Convertible Redeemable
Preference Shares (NCRPS C) of RM1 each and 925 Class D Non-Convertible Redeemable
Preference Shares (NCRPS D) of RM1 each
Voting Rights
One vote per ordinary share.
The Special Share, NCRPS C & NCRPS D has no voting right other than those referred to in notes
11(a) and 14(g)(I) respectively to the financial statements.
:
DISTRIBUTION OF SHAREHOLDINGS
Size of Shareholdings
Less than 100
100 – 1,000
1,001 – 10,000
10,001 – 100,000
100,001 – 170,398,253
(less than 5% of paid-up capital)
170,398,253 and above
TOTAL
Shareholders
Malaysian
Foreign
No.
%
No.
%
Shares
Malaysian
No.
%
Foreign
No.
%
492
6,156
7,465
802
3.03
37.87
45.92
4.93
7
219
315
202
0.04
1.35
1.94
1.24
3,272
5,275,166
24,789,523
22,680,315
0.00
0.15
0.72
0.66
156
160,262
1,218,472
7,836,440
0.00
0.00
0.04
0.23
233
5
1.43
0.03
360
0
2.21
0.00
424,581,826
2,117,338,423
12.34
61.56
835,928,751
0
24.30
0.00
15,153
93.21
1,103
6.78
2,594,668,525
75.43
845,144,081
24.57
DIRECTORS’ DIRECT AND DEEMED INTERESTS IN THE COMPANY AND ITS RELATED CORPORATION
In accordance with the Register of Directors’ Shareholdings, the directors’ direct and deemed interests in shares in the
Company and its related corporation are as follows:-
SHAREHOLDING STATISTICS
413
LIST OF TOP
30 SHAREHOLDERS
414
AUTHORISED AND
ISSUED SHARE CAPITAL
416
NET BOOK VALUE
OF LAND & BUILDINGS
418
USAGE OF PROPERTIES
419
GROUP DIRECTORY
420
GLOSSARY
429
PROXY FORM
Name of Directors
Telekom Malaysia Berhad
Direct
Indirect
%
Direct
VADS Berhad
Indirect
Tan Sri Dato’ Ir Muhammad Radzi
Hj Mansor
122,000
—
0.003*
30,000
—
Dato’ Sri Abdul Wahid Omar
250,000
—
0.007*
—
—
Dato’ Ir Dr Abdul Rahim Daud
145,000
—
0.004*
30,000
—
* negligible (less than 0.1%)
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
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%
0.023*
—
0.023*
Other Information
List of Top 30 Shareholders
as at 20 February 2008
List of
Top 30
Shareholders
No. Name
AS AT 20 FEBRUARY 2008
Share Held
22. HSBC Nominees (Asing) Sdn Bhd
BNY Brussels for JF Asean Fund
14,000,000
0.41
23. Citigroup Nominees (Tempatan) Sdn Bhd
Exempt an for Prudential Fund Management Berhad
13,672,300
0.40
24. Citigroup Nominees (Asing) Sdn Bhd
Goldman Sachs International
12,752,245
0.37
25. HSBC Nominees (Asing) Sdn Bhd
Exempt an for the Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
(HBFS-I CLT Acct)
12,650,100
0.37
7.39
251,680,000
7.32
12,514,100
0.36
156,184,300
4.54
26. Citigroup Nominees (Asing) Sdn Bhd
GSI for OZ Asia Master Fund, Ltd
27. Citigroup Nominees (Asing) Sdn Bhd
Exempt an for American International Assurance Company Limited
12,010,900
0.35
28. HSBC Nominees (Asing) Sdn Bhd
Exempt an for JP Morgan Chase Bank, National Association (UK)
11,129,924
0.32
10,687,000
0.31
10,515,889
0.31
2,815,348,822
81.84
No. Name
Share Held
1.
Khazanah Nasional Berhad
988,817,541
28.75
2.
Employees Provident Fund Board
325,013,050
9.45
3.
Amanah Raya Nominees (Tempatan) Sdn Bhd
Skim Amanah Saham Bumiputera
297,588,200
8.65
4.
Khazanah Nasional Berhad
Exempt An
254,239,632
5.
Bank Negara Malaysia
6.
HSBC Nominees (Asing) Sdn Bhd
Exempt An for JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association (U.S.A)
Percentage (%)
7.
Lembaga Tabung Haji
80,093,036
2.33
8.
HSBC Nominees (Asing) Sdn Bhd
Exempt an for Morgan Stanley & Co. International PLC (IPB Client ACCT)
50,342,232
1.46
9.
Kumpulan Wang Persaraan (Diperbadankan)
39,875,800
1.16
10. Amanah Raya Nominees (Tempatan) Sdn Bhd
Amanah Saham Wawasan 2020
37,615,100
1.09
29. Cartaban Nominees (Asing) Sdn Bhd
Government of Singapore Investment Corporation Pte Ltd
for Government of Singapore (C)
11. HSBC Nominees (Asing) Sdn Bhd
TNTC for Saudi Arabian Monetary Agency
33,534,188
0.97
30. HSBC Nominees (Asing) Sdn Bhd
Exempt an for JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association (U.A.E)
12. Amanah Raya Nominees (Tempatan) Sdn Bhd
Amanah Saham Malaysia
31,395,000
0.91
13. HSBC Nominees (Asing) Sdn Bhd
Exempt an for Morgan Stanley & Co Incorporated
24,431,500
0.71
14. Citigroup Nominees (Asing) Sdn Bhd
GSI for Perry Partners Inter Inc
23,272,505
0.68
As per register of substantial shareholders
15. Valuecap Sdn Bhd
20,017,300
0.58
No. Name
16. Cartaban Nominees (Asing) Sdn Bhd
Investors Bank and Trust Company for Ishares Inc.
16,456,000
0.48
17. Citigroup Nominees (Asing) Sdn Bhd
UBS AG
15,579,087
0.45
15,478,800
0.45
19. Citigroup Nominees (Asing) Sdn Bhd
GSCO for Drawbridge Global Macro Master Fund Ltd
15,212,400
0.44
20. Malaysia Nominees (Tempatan) Sendirian Berhad
Great Eastern Life Assurance (Malaysia) Berhad (Par 1)
14,500,000
0.42
21. HSBC Nominees (Asing) Sdn Bhd
Morgan Stanley & Co. International PLC (Firm A/c)
14,090,693
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TOTAL
SUBSTANTIAL SHAREHOLDERS’ HOLDING 5% AND ABOVE
18. Permodalan Nasional Berhad
414
Percentage (%)
1.
2.
3.
4.
TOTAL
*
0.41
Khazanah Nasional Berhad
Employees Provident Fund Board
Amanah Raya Nominees (Tempatan) Sdn Bhd
– Skim Amanah Saham Bumiputera
Bank Negara Malaysia
Shares Held
Direct
Indirect
Percentage (%)
Direct
Indirect
1,243,057,173
335,006,950
297,588,200
—
36,657,100*
—
36.14
9.74
8.65
—
0.11
—
251,680,000
—
7.32
—
2,127,332,323
36,657,100
61.85
0.11
Employees Provident Fund Board (EPF) is deemed to have indirect interest by virtue of TM Shares managed by other
portfolio managers on behalf of EPF under Section 6A of the CA 1965.
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
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Other Information
Authorised and Issued Share Capital
Authorised and
Issued Share
Capital
1.
No. of Shares
Allotted
Description
Total (RM)
AUTHORISED SHARE CAPITAL
31/12/1993
6,067,000
Issued pursuant to the exercise of options under the ESOS
1,985,816,001
The authorised share capital as at 20 February 2008 is RM5,000,003,021 divided into 5,000,000,000 ordinary shares of RM1.00
each; One (1) Special Rights Redeemable Preference Share of RM1.00; 1,000 Class A Redeemable Preference Shares (RPS) of
RM0.01 each, 1,000 Class B RPS of RM0.01 each, 2,000 Class C Non-Convertible Redeemable Preference Shares (NCRPS) of
RM1.00 each and 1,000 Class D NCRPS of RM1.00 each. The changes in the authorised share capital are as follows:
31/12/1994
3,555,000
Issued pursuant to the exercise of options under the ESOS
1,989,371,001
31/12/1995
2,832,000
Issued pursuant to the exercise of options under the ESOS
1,992,203,001
31/12/1996
6,877,000
Issued pursuant to the exercise of options under the ESOS
1,999,080,001
06/06/1997
10,920
Eurobond – Conversion of 4% Convertible Bonds Due 2004
1,999,090,921
20/06/1997
999,545,460
Bonus issue on the basis of one (1) ordinary shares for
every two (2) existing ordinary shares held
2,998,636,381
Increase in Authorised
Share Capital (RM)
Date
2.
Date
Type of Share
Total Authorised
Share Capital (RM)
12/10/1984
1,000,000.00
Ordinary shares
1,000,000.00
31/12/1998
398,500
Issued pursuant to the exercise of options under the ESOS
2,999,034,881
06/08/1984
4,999,000,000.00
Ordinary shares
5,000,000,000.00
31/12/1999
22,408,000
Issued pursuant to the exercise of options under the ESOS
3,021,442,881
11/09/1990
1.00
Special Share
5,000,000,001.00
31/12/2000
65,876,500
Issued pursuant to the exercise of options under the ESOS
3,087,319,381
31/03/2003
10.00
Class A RPS
5,000,000,011.00
31/12/2001
13,996,000
Issued pursuant to the exercise of options under the ESOS
3,101,315,381
31/03/2003
10.00
Class B RPS
5,000,000,021.00
31/12/2002
65,692,000
Issued pursuant to the exercise of options under the ESOS
3,167,007,381
08/05/2007
2,000.00
Class C NCRPS
5,000,000,021.00
01/01/2003 – 11/12/2003
71,503,000
Issued pursuant to the exercise of options under the ESOS
3,238,510,381
08/05/2007
1,000.00
Class D NCRPS
5,000,003,021.00
12/12/2003
1,000
Class A RPS of RM0.01 each
3,238,510,391
12/12/2003
1,000
Class B RPS of RM0.01 each
3,238,510,401
ISSUED AND PAID-UP SHARE CAPITAL
15/12/2003 – 31/12/2003
12,222,000
Issued pursuant to the exercise of options under the ESOS
3,250,732,401
The issued and paid-up capital as at 20 February 2008 is RM3,439,812,606.00 comprising 3,439,809,680 ordinary shares of
RM1.00 each; One (1) Special Rights Redeemable Preference Share of RM1.00; 2,000 Class C NCRPS of RM1.00 each and
925 Class D NCRPS of RM1.00 each.
31/12/2004
131,708,000
Issued pursuant to the exercise of options under the ESOS
3,382,440,401
31/12/2005
9,077,000
Issued pursuant to the exercise of options under the ESOS
3,391,517,401
31/12/2006
6,139,500
Issued pursuant to the exercise of options under the ESOS
3,397,656,901
04/01/2007 – 17/07/2007
The changes in the issued and paid-up share capital are as follows on annual basis:No. of Shares
Allotted
Date
Description
Total (RM)
31/12/1984
2
Cash
2
31/12/1986
9,999,998
Cash
10,000,000
31/12/1987
490,000,000
11/09/1990
1,000,000,000
11/09/1990
1
29/10/1990 – 31/12/1990
31/12/1992
416
470,500,000
9,249,000
Bonus issue on the basis of 49 ordinary shares for every 1 existing
ordinary share held
500,000,000
Bonus issue on the basis of 2 ordinary shares for every 1 existing
ordinary shares held
1,500,000,000
Special Rights Redeemable Preference Share
1,500,000,001
Issued pursuant to the exercise of options under the Employees
Share Option Scheme (ESOS)
1,970,500,001
Cash
1,979,749,001
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
ANNUAL REPORT 2007
Issued pursuant to the exercise of options under the ESOS
3,435,261,901
20/07/2007
(1,000)
Redemption of Class A RPS of RM0.01 each
3,435,261,891
20/07/2007
(1,000)
Redemption of Class B RPS of RM0.01 each
3,435,261,881
20/07/2007
2,000
Class C NCRPS of RM1.00 each
3,435,263,881
925
Class D NCRPS of RM1.00 each
3,435,264,806
Issued pursuant to the exercise of options under the ESOS
3,439,812,606
20/07/2007
23/07/2007 – 31/12/2007
37,605,000
4,547,800
3,439,812,606
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
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Other Information
Other Information
Usage of
Net Book Value of
Land & Buildings
Location
1.
AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2007
Freehold
No. of
Area
Lots (’000 sq ft)
Leasehold
No. of
Area
Lots (’000 sq ft)
Other Land*
No. of
Area
Lots (’000 sq ft)
Excepted Land**
No. of
Area
Lots (’000 sq ft)
Net Book
Net Book
Value
Value of
of Land
Buildings
RM (million) RM (million)
Federal Territory
a. Kuala Lumpur
b. Labuan
28
—
1,410
—
6
2
409
443
8
4
667
427
—
—
—
—
109.6
—
1,451.7
—
2.
Selangor
13
10,280
22
25,040
5
324
78
15,473
195.4
554.3
3.
Perlis
—
—
4
52
—
—
11
595
0.5
3.6
4.
Perak
5
61
17
679
5
297
109
7,938
5.9
76.3
5.
Pulau Pinang
8
18
19
1,049
—
—
32
7,366
7.9
62.3
6.
Kedah
8
438
15
1,404
—
—
37
2,432
8.8
7.
Johor
11
148
27
1,325
16
538
103
11,145
8.
Melaka
9
1,086
22
62,293
2
152
24
4,047
9.
Negeri Sembilan
10
47,523
9
321
6
317
55
3,305
2.9
34.7
10.
Terengganu
—
—
21
1,585
3
121
40
4,976
1.4
47.1
11.
Kelantan
—
—
11
463
4
173
34
2,058
1.0
24.9
12.
Pahang
4
80
45
2,095
16
664
72
4,412
8.2
89.2
13.
Sabah
—
—
19
786
5
219
68
26,514
7.4
14.
Sarawak
7
522
29
858
9
342
90
9,388
15.
Sri Lanka
15
509
—
—
—
—
—
16.
Bangladesh
204
1,254
—
—
—
—
17.
Cambodia
—
—
—
—
—
18.
Indonesia
—
—
9,052
25,045
322
63,329
9,320
123,847
TOTAL
Properties
AS AT 31 DECEMBER 2007
Location
1.
Exchanges
Transmission
Office
Stations Buildings
Satellite/
Submarine
Stores/
Cable
Residential Warehouses
Stations
Kedai TM/
Primatel/
Business
Resort
Centre
Telecommunication/
Tourism
University
Tower
Federal Territory
a. Kuala Lumpur
b. Labuan
28
3
6
2
24
1
39
4
19
12
1
2
—
—
—
—
—
—
1
—
2.
Selangor
85
11
20
—
43
—
—
3
1
—
3.
Perlis
10
—
—
2
1
—
—
1
—
—
4.
Perak
68
22
32
81
44
—
—
2
—
—
83.1
5.
Pulau Pinang
29
—
19
33
26
2
1
3
—
—
9.7
106.8
6.
Kedah
48
11
5
26
11
—
1
2
—
1
16.4
144.6
7.
Johor
90
17
6
51
22
1
—
6
—
—
8.
Melaka
19
2
5
23
6
2
—
1
1
—
9.
Negeri Sembilan
31
15
4
16
—
1
4
1
—
—
10.
Terengganu
33
17
5
15
6
2
—
—
—
—
103.0
11.
Kelantan
23
6
7
18
13
—
—
1
—
—
25.8
89.8
12.
Pahang
45
34
15
49
19
3
4
1
—
—
—
11.8
43.4
13.
Sabah
45
33
21
22
22
2
1
3
—
—
—
—
5.0
23.5
—
—
—
—
1.3
14.
Sarawak
72
43
23
47
25
1
—
1
—
—
—
—
—
—
297.0
12.0
15.
Sri Lanka
—
12
6
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
16.
Bangladesh
—
203
—
—
1
—
—
—
—
—
83
4,241
753
99,649
714.7
2,951.6
17.
Cambodia
1
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
18.
Indonesia
—
—
11
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
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No revaluation has been made on any of the land and buildings
*
The title deeds pertaining to other land have not yet been registered in the name of the Company. Pending finalisation with the relevant authorities,
the land have not been classified according to their tenure and land areas are based on estimation.
**
Excepted land are lands situated outside the Federal Territory which are either alienated land, reserved land owned by the Federal Government or land
occupied, used, controlled and managed by the Federal Government for federal purposes (in Melaka, Pulau Pinang, Sabah and Sarawak) as set out in
Section 3(2) of the Telecommunication Services (Successor Company) Act, 1985. The Government has agreed to lease these land to Telekom Malaysia
Berhad for a term of 60 years with an option to renew, under article 85 and 86 of the Federal Constitution.
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TM Applied Business Sdn Bhd
Head Office
Level 16, Menara 2, Faber Tower
Jalan Desa Bahagia, Taman Desa
Off Jalan Klang Lama
58100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel
: 03-7984 4989
Fax
: 03-7980 1605
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HEAD OFFICE
Level 51, North Wing, Menara TM
Jalan Pantai Baharu
50672 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel
: 03-2240 9494
: 101 Operator Assisted Calls (Domestic and International)
: 103 Directory Enquiry Services
: 100 For Everything else TM
Fax
: 03-2283 2415
Website : www.tm.com.my
Cyberjaya Office
2nd Floor, TM IT Complex
3300 Lingkaran Usahawan 1 Timur
63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor
Tel
: 03-8318 1706
Fax
: 03-8318 1721
MALAYSIA BUSINESS
Head Office
Level 5 (South Wing), Menara TM
Jalan Pantai Baharu
50672 Kuala Lumpur
Tel
: 03-2240 9494
Fax
: 03-2283 2415/03-7958 5533
Customer Care
Level 3, Menara TM Annex 1
Jalan Pantai Baharu
50672 Kuala Lumpur
Tel
: 100
Fax
: 03-7960 6020
Service Assurance Centre
Ground Floor, Bangunan IDC
Kompleks TM Cyberjaya
3300 Lingkaran Usahawan 1 Timur
63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor
Tel
: 1-800-88-9947
420
TM Regional Office (TMRO)
UNITED KINGDOM
Telekom Malaysia (UK) Limited
St.Martin’s House
16 St. Martin’s Le Grand
London EC1A 4EN
Tel
: +44 (0) 207 397 8579
Fax
: +44 (0) 207 397 8400
USA
Telekom Malaysia (USA) INC
8320 Old Courthhouse Road
Suite 420, Vienna VA 22182
Tel
: +1 703 467 5962
Fax
: +1 703 467 5962
HONG KONG
Telekom Malaysia (Hong Kong) Limited
Room 1612, 16/Floor
Tower 1 Silvercord
30 Canton Road, Tsimshatsui
Kowloon, Hong Kong
Tel
: +852 2992 0190
Fax
: +852 2992 0570
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Telekom Malaysia (S) Pte Ltd
1754 Bencoolen Street
#07-05/06 – Burlington Square
Singapore 189650
Tel
: +65 6532 6369
Fax
: +65 6532 3742
MB Subsidiaries:
GITN Sdn Bhd
Head Office
Level 31, Menara TM
Jalan Pantai Baharu
50672 Kuala Lumpur
Tel
: 03-2245 0000
Fax
: 03-2240 0709
Network Operation Centre
2nd Floor, TM IT Complex
3300 Lingkaran Usahawan 1 Timur
63000 Cyberjaya, Selangor
Tel
: 1-300-88-2888
Fax
: 03-8319 4775
TM Research & Development Sdn Bhd
Head Office
Idea Tower, UPM-MTDC
Technology Incubation Centre
Lebuh Silikon
43400 Serdang, Selangor
Tel
: 03-8944 1820
Fax
: 03-8945 1591
Customer Service Centre
Marketing & Business Development
Division
TM Research & Development
Idea Tower, UPM – MTDC
Technology Incubation Centre
Lebuh Silikon
43400 Serdang, Selangor
Tel
: 03-8944 1820
Fax
: 03-8944 1246
TM Sales & Services Sdn Bhd
Head Office
Level 18, Menara Mutiara Bangsar
Jalan Liku off Jalan Riong, Bangsar
59100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel
: 03-2297 1200
Fax
: 03-2282 7799
SELANGOR
Shah Alam
Bangunan TM Shah Alam
Persiaran Damai, Seksyen 11
40000 Shah Alam, Selangor
TMpoint
KUALA LUMPUR
Muzium
Bangunan Muzium TM
Jalan Raja Chulan
50200 Kuala Lumpur
Ampang
42, Jalan Mamanda 7
Ampang Point
68000 Ampang, Selangor
Jalan TAR
No. 374, Ground Floor
Wisma CS Holiday
Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman
50100 Kuala Lumpur
Pandan Indah
L1/O2, Ground Floor
Menara Maxisegar
Jalan Pandan Indah 4/2
Pandan Indah, 55100 Kuala Lumpur
Menara TM
Ground Floor, Menara TM
Jalan Pantai Baharu
50672 Kuala Lumpur
Rawang
Lot 21, Jalan Maxwell
48000 Rawang, Selangor
Kuala Kubu Bahru
Bangunan TM
Jalan Dato’ Balai
44000 Kuala Kubu Bahru, Selangor
Bukit Raja
Jalan Meru
41050 Kelang, Selangor
Banting
No. 1-1-1A, Jalan Suasa 1
42700 Banting, Selangor
Bangsar
No. 8 & 10, Ground Floor
Jalan Telawi 5
Bangsar Baru
59100 Kuala Lumpur
Kuala Selangor
Bangunan TM, Jalan Klinik
45000 Kuala Selangor, Selangor
Setapak
Ibusawat TM Setapak
44, Persiaran Kuantan
53200 Kuala Lumpur
Sabak Bernam
27, Jalan Raja Chulan
45200 Sabak Bernam, Selangor
Kepong
No. 67, Jalan Metro Perdana Barat 1
Taman Usahawan Kepong Utara
52100 Kepong, Kuala Lumpur
Port Klang
No. 57 & 59, Jalan Cungah
42000 Port Klang, Selangor
Taman Desa
Ground Floor, Wisma TM Taman Desa
Jalan Desa Utama
58100 Kuala Lumpur
Damansara Utama
No. 91-93, Jalan SS 21/1A
Damansara Utama
47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
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Petaling Jaya
No. 22 & 24, Jalan Yong Shook Lin
46050 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Kluang
No. 1 & 2, Jalan Dato’ Teoh Siew Khor
56000 Kluang, Johor
Kajang
No. 37 & 38, Jalan Tun Abdul Aziz
43000 Kajang, Selangor
Segamat
No. 22, Jalan Sultan
85000 Segamat, Johor
Cyberjaya
Ground Floor, TM IT Complex
3300 Lingkaran Usahawan 1 Timur
60000 Cyberjaya, Selangor
Batu Pahat
39, Jalan Rahmat
83000 Batu Pahat, Johor
Serdang
No. 36, Jalan Dagang SB 4/2
Taman Sungai Besi Indah
43300 Seri Kembangan, Selangor
Kelana Jaya
Unit 109B Ground Floor
Kelana Park View Tower
No. 1 Jalan SS 6/2
47301 Kelana Jaya, Selangor
Taipan
No. 27 & 29, Jalan USJ 10/1A
47620 Subang Jaya, Selangor
JOHOR
Johor Bahru
Jalan Abdullah Ibrahim
80672 Johor Bahru, Johor
Plaza Pelangi
Unit 1.19A, Ground Floor
(Main Entrance)
Plaza Pelangi Jalan Kuning
80400 Johor Bahru, Johor
Skudai
Ground Floor, Ibusawat TM
Batu 91⁄2, Jalan Skudai
81300 Skudai, Johor
Pontian
1st Floor, Ibusawat TM
Jalan Alsagoff
82000 Pontian, Johor
422
Muar
No. 5-5 & 5-6, Ground Floor
Jalan Ibrahim
84000 Muar, Johor
Kota Tinggi
No. 2 & 4, Jalan Indah
Taman Medan Indah
81900 Kota Tinggi, Johor
Kulai
Lot 435, Jalan Kenanga 29/11
Taman Indah Putra
81100 Kulai, Johor
Pelangi
Wisma TM Pelangi
Jalan Sutera 3, Taman Sentosa
80150 Johor Bahru, Johor
Mersing
Lot 384, Jalan Ismail
86800 Mersing, Johor
NEGERI SEMBILAN
Seremban
No. 176 & 177, Ground Floor
Jalan Dato’ Bandar Tunggal
70000 Seremban, Negeri Sembilan
Port Dickson
No. 25, Jalan Mahajaya
PD Center Point
71000 Port Dickson, Negeri Sembilan
Kuala Pilah
Jalan Bahau
72000 Kuala Pilah, Negeri Sembilan
Tampin
Jalan Besar
73000 Tampin, Negeri Sembilan
MELAKA
Melaka
527 & 529A, Plaza Melaka
Jalan Gajah Berang
75200 Melaka
Alor Gajah
Batu 141⁄ 2, Jalan Melaka Kendong
78000 Alor Gajah, Melaka
Menara Pertam
Ground Floor, Menara Pertam
Jalan Batu Berendam BBP 2
Taman Batu Berendam Putra
75350 Melaka
Yong Peng
No. 18, Ground Floor
Jalan Bayan, Taman Semberong
83700 Yong Peng, Johor
KEDAH/PERLIS
Kangar
Jalan Bukit Lagi
Pekan Kangar
01000 Kangar, Perlis
Pasir Gudang
No. 23A, Ground Floor
Jalan Bandar Pusat Perdagangan
81700 Pasir Gudang, Johor
Alor Star
Kompleks Kristal
Jalan Kolam Air
05672 Alor Star, Kedah
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19A, Jalan PJ 1
Pekan Jitra 2
06000 Jitra, Kedah
Langkawi
Jalan Pandak Mayah 6
07000 Pekan Kuah
Langkawi, Kedah
Sungai Petani
Bangunan TM, Jalan Petani
08000 Sungai Petani, Kedah
Kulim
No. 4 & 5, Jalan Tunku Asaad
09000 Kulim, Kedah
PULAU PINANG
Bayan Baru
No. 68, Jalan Mahsuri
11950 Bayan Baru, Pulau Pinang
Jalan Burmah
Jalan Burmah
10150 Georgetown, Pulau Pinang
Butterworth
Wisma TM Butterworth
Ground Floor, Jalan Bagan Luar
12000 Butterworth, Pulau Pinang
Bukit Mertajam
Jalan Arumugam Pillai
14000 Bukit Mertajam, Pulau Pinang
Sungai Bakap
1282, Jalan Besar
14200 Sungai Bakap, Pulau Pinang
PERAK
Ipoh Wisma
Wisma TM
Jalan Sultan Idris Shah
30672 Ipoh, Perak
Batu Gajah
Bangunan TM
Jalan Dewangsa
31000 Batu Gajah, Perak
Ipoh Tasek
Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah Utara
31400 Ipoh, Perak
Kampar
Bangunan TM
Jalan Baru
31900 Kampar, Perak
Taiping
Bangunan TM
Jalan Berek
34672 Taiping, Perak
Teluk Intan
Bangunan TM
Jalan Jawa
36672 Teluk Intan, Perak
Parit Buntar
36, Persiaran Perwira
Pusat Bandar
34200 Parit Buntar, Perak
Kuala Kangsar
Bangunan TM
Jalan Raja Chulan
33000 Kuala Kangsar, Perak
Sungai Siput
No. 188, Jalan Besar
31100 Sungai Siput, Perak
Sitiawan
179 & 180, Taman Sitiawan Maju
32000 Sitiawan, Perak
Tapah
Bangunan TM
Jalan Stesyen
35672 Tapah, Perak
Tanjung Malim
No. 27, Jalan Cahaya
Taman Anggerik Desa
35900 Tanjung Malim, Perak
KELANTAN
Kota Bharu
Jalan Doktor
15000 Kota Bharu, Kelantan
Pasir Mas
606, Jalan Masjid Lama
17000 Pasir Mas, Kelantan
Tanah Merah
4088, Jalan Ismail Petra
17500 Tanah Merah, Kelantan
Kuala Krai
Lot 1522
Jalan Tengku Zainal Abidin
18000 Kuala Krai, Kelantan
Pasir Puteh
258B, Jalan Sekolah Laki-laki
16800 Pasir Puteh, Kelantan
Gerik
Wisma Kosek, Jalan Takong Datoh
33300 Gerik, Perak
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TERENGGANU
Kuala Terengganu
1st Floor, Bangunan TM
Jalan Sultan Ismail
20200 Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu
Kemaman
Jalan Masjid, Chukai
24000 Kemaman, Terengganu
Dungun
Jalan Nibong
23000 Dungun, Terengganu
Jerteh
Ground Floor, Lot 174
Jalan Tuan Hitam
22000 Jerteh, Terengganu
PAHANG
Kuantan
G08 & G09, Ground Floor
Bangunan Mahkota Square
Jalan Mahkota
25000 Kuantan, Pahang
Pekan
No. 87, Jalan Sultan Abdullah
26600 Pekan, Pahang
Mentakab
Jalan Tun Razak
28400 Mentakab, Pahang
SARAWAK
Batu Lintang
Jalan Batu Lintang
93200 Kuching, Sarawak
Padang Merdeka
Ground Floor
Bangunan Yayasan Sarawak
Lot 2, Section 24 Jalan Barrack/Masjid
93000 Kuching, Sarawak
Pending
Jalan Gedong
93450 Pending, Sarawak
Sri Aman
Jalan Club
95000 Sri Aman, Sarawak
Miri
Jalan Post
98000 Miri, Sarawak
Limbang
Jalan Kubu
98700 Limbang, Sarawak
Lawas
Jalan Punang
98850 Lawas, Sarawak
Bintulu
Jalan Law Gek Soon
97000 Bintulu, Sarawak
Bentong
111, Bangunan Persatuan Bola Sepak
Jalan Ah Peng
28700 Bentong, Pahang
Sibu
Persiaran Brooke
96000 Sibu, Sarawak
Kuala Lipis
10, Jalan Bukit Bius
27200 Kuala Lipis, Pahang
Sarikei
Jalan Berek
96100 Sarikei, Sarawak
Raub
Jalan Kuala Lipis
27600 Raub, Pahang
Kapit
Jalan Kapit By Pass
96800 Kapit, Sarawak
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Sadong Jaya
Ground Floor, Lot 68 & 69, Block J
Sadong Jaya, Karamunsing
88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Tanjung Aru
Lot B3, B3A & B5, Ground Floor
Plaza Tanjung Aru
Jalan Mat Salleh, Tanjung Aru
88100 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Tawau
TB 307, Block 35
Fajar Complex
Jalan Perbandaran
91000 Tawau, Sabah
Lahad Datu
Ground Floor, MDLD 3307
Fajar Complex
Jalan Segama
91100 Lahad Datu, Sabah
Sandakan
6th Floor, Wisma Khoo Siak Chiew
Jalan Buli Sim Sim
90000 Sandakan, Sabah
Mailing address:Locked Bag 44
90009 Sandakan, Sabah
Keningau
Commercial Centre
Jalan Arusap, Off Jln Masak
Blok B7, Lot 13 & 14
89007 Keningau, Sabah
Beaufort
Choong Street
P.O. Box 269
89807 Beaufort, Sabah
Kudat
Jalan Wan Siak
P.O. Box 340
89058 Kudat, Sabah
CELCOM (MALAYSIA) BERHAD
HEAD OFFICE
Menara Celcom
82, Jalan Raja Muda Abdul Aziz
50300 Kuala Lumpur
Tel
: 03-2687 3838
Fax
: 03-2681 0421
CENTRAL REGIONAL OFFICE
Menara Naluri, 161B, Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Tel
: 03-2848 1201
Fax
: 03-2848 1202
WILAYAH PERSEKUTUAN
Cheras Branch (Taman Segar)
62, Jalan Manis 3
Taman Segar, Cheras
56100 Kuala Lumpur
Selayang Branch
No. 101, Jalan 2/3A
Pusat Bandar Utara, Selayang
68100 Kuala Lumpur
Jalan Ampang Branch
Level 1 & 2, Podium Block
161B, Menara Naluri
Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur
Pekeliling Branch
Pekeliling Business Centre
Ground Floor, Pharmacare Building
Lot 14 (129), Jalan Pahang Barat
Off Jalan Pahang
53000 Kuala Lumpur
Taman Tun Dr Ismail Branch
No AB 40, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad
Taman Tun Dr Ismail
60000 Kuala Lumpur
SELANGOR
Petaling Jaya Branch
Ground Floor, Menara PKNS PJ
No. 17 Jalan Yong Shook Lin
46050 Petaling Jaya
Selangor
Kajang Branch
Lot No 1, Taman Sri Saga
Jalan Sungai Chua
43000 Kajang
Selangor
PENANG
Penang Branch
Ground & 1st Floor, Wisma Celcom
No. 245, Jalan Burmah
10350 Penang
Bandar Baru Klang Branch
No. 1 Lorong Tiara 1A
Bandar Baru Klang
41150 Klang
Selangor
Seberang Jaya Branch
No. 31, Jalan Todak 4
Bandar Seberang Jaya
13700 Seberang Perai
Penang
Shah Alam Branch
No 1
Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah B,
9/B, Section 9
40000 Shah Alam
Selangor
Bayan Baru Branch
No. 29, Persiaran Mahsuri 1/3
Sunway Tunas, Bayan Lepas
11900, Penang
Bukit Mertajam Branch
No. 22, Tingkat Ciku 1, Taman Ciku
14000 Bukit Mertajam
Penang
Port Klang Service Centre
Lot 1-3, Tingkat 1
Hentian Pelabuhan Klang
42000 Klang
Selangor
KEDAH
Alor Star Branch
Level 2 & 3
Menara Bina Darul Aman Berhad
Lebuhraya Darul Aman
05100 Alor Star, Kedah
KLIA Service Centre
Lot MTBAP NA 1
Arrival Hall (Level 3)
Main Terminal Buiding
KL International Airport
64000 Sepang
Selangor
Sungai Petani Branch
No 23-D, Jalan Kampung Baru
08000 Sungai Petani
Kedah
NEGERI SEMBILAN
Seremban Branch
Lot 1520 & 1521, Ground Floor
Jalan Tun Dr Ismail
70200 Seremban
Negeri Sembilan
Langkawi Branch
No. 53, Langkawi Mall, Jalan Kelibang
07000 Kuah, Langkawi
Kedah
NORTHERN REGION
PERAK
Ipoh Branch
No. 2, Persiaran Greentown 3
Greentown Business Centre
30450 Ipoh, Perak
Northern Regional Office
8th Floor Bangunan KWSP
Jalan Sultan Ahmad Shah
10000 Penang
Tel
: 04-2421 902 / 010-4016 011
Fax
: 04-2288 903
Teluk Intan Service Centre
Lot 12, Medan Sri Intan
Jalan Sekolah, 36000 Teluk Intan
Perak
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Taiping Service Centre
No. 430, Ground & 1st Floor
Jalan Kemunting, Taman Saujana
34600 Kemunting, Taiping
Perak
PERLIS
Kangar Service Centre
Lot 1, Ground & 1st Floor
Taman Simpang Tiga
Persiaran Jubli Emas
01000 Kangar
Perlis
SOUTHERN REGION
Southern Regional Office
Lot G1, 1st Floor, Bangunan Ang
No. 1, Jalan Jeram, Taman Tasek
80200 Johor Bahru, Johor
Tel
: 07-2346 200
Fax
: 07-2373 631
EASTERN REGION
SABAH REGION
Eastern Regional Office
No. 7, Persiaran Sultan Abu Bakar
Kawasan Perindustrian Ringan IM3
Bandar Indera Mahkota
25200 Kuantan
Pahang
Tel
: 09-5723 330
Fax
: 09-5732 019
Sabah Regional Office
Lot 2-7-1/2
Level 7, Plaza Wawasan
88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Tel
: 088-291 701
Fax
: 088-317 261
PAHANG
Kuantan Branch
A93 & A95
Sri Dagangan Business Centre
Jalan Tun Ismail
25000 Kuantan
Pahang
Temerloh Branch
No. 62, Jalan Ahmad Shah 1
28000 Temerloh
Pahang
Kota Kinabalu Branch
Wawasan Plaza
Level 1 & 2
88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Damai Branch
Wisma CTF, Lot 4
Block B, Damai Plaza Phase 3
P. O. Box 20005
88757 Damai Plaza Luyang
Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Sandakan Branch
Lot 9 &10, Ground & Mezzanine Floor
Block B, Phase 2, Taman Grand View
90000 Sandakan, Sabah
JOHOR
Johor Bahru Branch
Lot G-1, Ground Floor, Bangunan Ang
No. 1, Jalan Jeram, Taman Tasek
80200 Johor Bahru
Johor
KELANTAN
Kota Bharu Branch
Lot 825 & 826, Seksyen 27
Jalan Seri Cemerlang
15300, Kota Bharu
Kelantan
Taman Molek Branch
1-3 Jalan Molek 1/9
Taman Molek
81100 Johor Bahru
Johor
Tanah Merah Branch
Bangunan Merdeka Jaya
Jalan Taman Hiburan
17500 Tanah Merah
Kelantan
Tawau Branch
TB 309, Ground to 3rd Floor
Block 36, Jalan St Patrick
Fajar Complex
91000 Tawau, Sabah
Taman Pelangi Service Centre
No. 1, Jalan Kuning 2
Taman Pelangi
80400 Johor Bahru
Johor
TERENGGANU
Kuala Terengganu Branch
6C & 6D, Jalan Air Jernih
20300 Kuala Terengganu
Terengganu
Batu Pahat Branch
No. 22, Jalan Maju, Taman Maju
83000 Batu Pahat
Johor
Kemaman Branch
K 9709 & 9710
Taman Chukai Utama
Jalan Kubang Kurus
24000 Kemaman
Terengganu
SARAWAK REGION
Sarawak Regional Office
Level 2, Wisma NAIM
Lot 2679, Block 10
KCLD, Jalan Rock
93200 Kuching, Sarawak
Tel
: 082-211 190/082-211 112
Fax
: 082-418 292/082-211 122
MELAKA
Melaka Branch
No. 233, Taman Melaka Raya
75000 Melaka
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Labuan Branch
Ground to 2nd Floor
Lot 6, Jalan Anggerik
87007 Wilayah Persekutuan Labuan
Central Park Branch
Ground Floor, No. 322, Lot 2734
Central Park Commercial Centre
3rd Mile, Jln Tun Ahmad Zaidi Adruce
93150 Kuching, Sarawak
Kuching Branch
Wisma Lim Kim Soon
Lot 609, Block 195, Jalan Satok
93400 Kuching, Sarawak
Miri Branch
Ground Floor & 3rd Floor, Lot 935
Block 9, MCLD Jalan Asmara
98000 Miri, Sarawak
Jln DAAR Branch
Ground Floor, Lot 445
Sub Lot 6, Seksyen 64, KTLD
Jln Dato Abang Abdul Rahim
93450 Kuching, Sarawak
Bintulu Branch
Ground – 3rd Floor, Lot 22
Park City Commercial Square
Phase 3, Jln Tun Ahmad Zaidi
97000 Bintulu, Sarawak
Sibu Branch
No. 44, Lot 1557, Jalan Keranji
Off Jalan Tuanku Osman
96000 Sibu, Sarawak
INTERNATIONAL SUBSIDIARIES & AFFILIATES
DIALOG TELEKOM PLC (DIALOG)
No. 475, Union Place
Colombo 2
Sri Lanka
Tel : +94-11-267 8700
Fax : +94-11-267 8703
TM INTERNATIONAL (BANGLADESH)
LIMITED (TMIB)
Brac Centre, 9th Floor
75 Mohakhali Commercial Area
Dhaka 1212
Bangladesh
Tel : +880-2-988 7149/50/51/52
Fax : +880-2-988 5463
SAMART CORPORATION PUBLIC
COMPANY LIMITED (SAMART)
99/1 Moo 4 Software Park
35th Floor, Chaengwattana Road
Klong Gluar, Pak-kred
Nonthaburi
11120 Thailand
Tel : +66-2-502 6000
Fax : +66-2-502 6043
TELEKOM MALAYSIA INTERNATIONAL
(CAMBODIA) COMPANY LIMITED
(TMIC)
#56-58, Preah Norodom Blvd
Sangkat Chey Chumneah
Khan Doun Penh
Phnom Penh
Kingdom of Cambodia
Tel : +855-16-810 001/2/3
Fax : +855-16-810 004,
+855-23-219 090
SOCIETE DES TELECOMMUNICATIONS
DE GUINEE (SOTELGUI s.a.)
B.P. 2066, Conakry
Republic of Guinea
Tel : +224-450 200
Fax : +224-411 535
PT EXCELCOMINDO PRATAMA TBK
(XL)
GRHAXL, Jl. Mega Kuningan, Lot E4-7
No. 1, Kawasan Mega Kuningan
Jakarta 12950
Indonesia
Tel : +62-21-576 1881
Fax : +62-21-575 61880
MULTINET PAKISTAN (PRIVATE)
LIMITED (MULTINET)
239, Staff Lines, Fatima Jinnah Road
Karachi 75530
Pakistan
Tel : +92-21-111-021 021
Fax : +92-21-565 6480
SPICE COMMUNICATIONS LIMITED
(SPICE)
D-1, Sector-3, Noida-201 301
Uttarpradesh
India
Tel : +91-120-4363 600
Fax : +91-120-5320 467
MOBILEONE LTD (M1)
10 International Business Park
609928 Singapore
Tel : (65) 6895 1111
Fax : (65) 6899 3200
MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS
COMPANY OF ESFAHAN (MTCE)
P.O. Box 81655-1446
Esfahan
Iran
Tel : +98-311 324 040
Fax : +98-311 324 0032
SAMART I-MOBILE PUBLIC COMPANY
LIMITED (SIM)
99/3 Moo 4 Software Park
33rd Floor, Chaengwattana Road
Klong Gluar, Pak-kred
Nonthaburi
11120 Thailand
Tel : +66-2-502 6000
Fax : +66-2-502 6900
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Other
Information
Other Information
Group Directory
TM VENTURES – SUBSIDIARIES & ITS ASSOCIATE/AFFILIATE COMPANY
TM VENTURES
Level 11, South Wing, Menara TM
Jalan Pantai Baharu
50672 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 03-2240 1355
Fax : 03-7960 3359
TM FACILITIES SDN BHD
6th Floor, Wisma TM Taman Desa
Jalan Desa Utama
58100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 03-7987 5400
Fax : 03-7987 4303
TMF SERVICES SDN BHD
Lot 1, Persiaran Jubli Perak
Section 17, 40000 Shah Alam
Tel : 03-5548 9400
Fax : 03-5541 2141
TMF AUTOLEASE SDN BHD
Lot 1, Persiaran Jubli Perak
Section 17, 40000 Shah Alam
Tel : 03-5548 9412
Fax : 03-5510 0286
PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT
11th Floor, Wisma TM Taman Desa
Jalan Desa Utama
58100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 03-7987 5040
Fax : 03-7983 6390
MENARA KUALA LUMPUR SDN BHD
No. 2 Jalan Punchak
Off Jalan P. Ramlee
50250 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 03-2020 5421
Fax : 03-2072 8409
TM INFO-MEDIA SDN BHD
10th Floor, Menara D
Persiaran MPAJ
Jalan Pandan Utama, Pandan Indah
55100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 03-4292 1111/03-4289 1222
Fax : 03-4291 9191
UNIVERSITI TELEKOM SDN BHD
Jalan Multimedia
63000 Cyberjaya
Selangor
Tel : 03-8312 5018/5000
Fax : 03-8312 5022
FIBERAIL SDN BHD
7th Floor, Wisma TM
Jalan Desa Utama
Pusat Bandar Taman Desa
58100 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 03-7980 9696
Fax : 03-7980 9900
VADS BERHAD
15th Floor, Plaza VADS
No. 1, Jalan Tun Mohd Fuad
Taman Tun Dr Ismail
60000 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 03-7712 8888
Fax : 03-7728 2584
TELEKOM SMART SCHOOL SDN BHD
45-8, Level 3, Block C
Plaza Damansara
Jalan Medan Setia 1
Bukit Damansara
50490 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 03-2092 5252
Fax : 03-2093 4993
FIBRECOMM NETWORK (M) SDN BHD
Level 37, Menara TM
Jalan Pantai Baharu
50672 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 03-2240 1843
Fax : 03-2240 5001
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ASSOCIATE/AFFILIATE COMPANY
MUTIARA.COM SDN BHD
114-F, Bangunan JKPSB
Jalan Sungai Pinang
10150 Pulau Pinang
Tel : 04-281 1600/2600
Fax : 04-281 8600
MEASAT GLOBAL BERHAD
Level 39, Menara Maxis
50088 Kuala Lumpur
Tel : 03-8213 2188
Fax : 03-8213 2233
3G
Third Generation Mobile System. The generic term for the next generation
of wireless mobile communications networks
ADSL
Asymmetric Digital Subscriber Line, which is designed to deliver more
bandwidth from the central office to the customer site
APCN
Asia Pacific Cable Network
ARPU
Average Revenue Per User. The average revenue generated per customer
unit per month
ARPM
Average Revenue Per Minute
ATM
Asynchronous Transfer Mode. A protocol for integrated transmission over
a Broadband Integrated Services Digital Network
Bandwidth
The width of a communications channel. In digital communications,
bandwidth is typically measured in bits per second
Broadband
Any circuit significantly faster than a dial-up phone line
BTS
Base Transceiver Station
CAGR
Compounded Annual Growth Rate
CDMA
Code Division Multiple Access is a digital, spread spectrum, packet-based
access technique generally used in radio frequency systems
CJ
China Japan
CMC
Chikura-Miyazaki Cable
CRM
Customer Relationship Management
CUCN
China-US Cable Network
DMCS
Dumai-Malacca Cable System
DSL
Digital Subscriber Line
EBITDA
Earning Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortisation
ESOS
Employee Share Option Scheme
FLAG
Fibre Link Around the Globe
FLAG-ATLANTIC
Fibre Link Around the Globe – Atlantic
GLC
Government-Linked Companies
GPRS
General Packet Radio Service. It is the always-on packet data service for
GSM, which is the cell phone standard that is used by most countries in
the world. GPRS will be most useful for data applications such as mobile
internet, browsing and e-mail
Group
Telekom Malaysia Berhad and its Local & International Subsidiaries/
Associated Companies/Affiliates
GSM
Global System for Mobile communications. It is the standard digital cellular
phone service that is commonly used in Europe, Japan, Australia and
elsewhere – a total of 85 countries
HSDPA
High Speed Downlink Packet Access
HSUPA
High Speed Uplink Packet Access
IBSS
Industrial Business Solution Seminar
ICT
Information and Communication Technology
IDD
International Direct Dialing. The capability to directly dial an overseas
phone number from one’s own home or office telephone
IP
Internet Protocol. A software that keeps track of the internet’s addresses
for different nodes, routes outgoing messages and recognises incoming
messages
IPLC
International Private Leased Circuit
IPVPN
Internet Protocol Virtual Private Network. It is a private network for a
corporation or an institution connecting any number of end points using a
combination of private and public circuits
ISDN
Integrated Services Digital Network. ISDN is a set of international
standards set by the ITU-T (International Telecommunications Services
Sector for a circuit-switched digital network that supports access to any
type of service (e.g. voice, data and video) over a single, integrated local
loop from the customer premises to the network edge
ISP
Internet Service Provider. A vendor who provides access for customers
(companies and private individuals) to the internet and the World Wide Web
JUCN
Japan-US Cable Network
LAN
Local Area Network. A communication network connecting personal
computer workstations, printer, file servers and other devices inside a
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Glossary
Proxy
TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD
(Company No. 128740-P)
(Incorporated in Malaysia)
MB
Malaysia Business. A Strategic Business Unit that consolidates all TM’s
domestic fixed services under a single leadership team
Mbps
Million bits per second, the speed of a telecommunications, networking or
local area networking transmission facility
MCMC
Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission
MDSCS
Malaysia Domestic Submarine Cable System
MMS
Multimedia Messaging Service, a service that allows cell phone users to
send pictures, movie clips, cartoons and other graphic materials from one
cell phone to another
MNP
Mobile Number Portability
MoU
Minutes of Use
MPLS
Multi Protocol Label Switching
MVNO
Mobile Virtual Network Operator
NIOSH
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health
NPC
North Pacific Cable
Opco
Operating Company
OSH
Occupational Safety and Health
OSHA
Occupational Safety and Health Association
PATAMI
Profit after tax and minority interest
PIP
Performance Improvement Programme
R-J-K
Russia-Japan-Korea
ROCE
Return on Capital Employed
SAT3-WASC-SAFE
South Atlantic 3-Western Africa Submarine Cable-South Asia Far East
SBU
Strategic Business Unit
SEA-ME-WE
South East Asia-Middle East-Western Europe Submarine Cable System
SME
Small and Medium Enterprise
SMIDEC
Small and Medium Industries Development Corporation
SMS
Short Message Service. A means to send or receive short messages to or
from mobile telephones
SOHO
Small Office and Home Office
TAT
Trans Atlantic
TM
Telekom Malaysia Berhad (Company No. 128740-P)
TMR
TM Retail
TMW
TM Wholesale
TPC
Trans Pacific Cable
TVH
Thailand, Vietnam, Hong Kong
USF
Unified Sales Force
VoIP
Voice Over Internet Protocol. The technology used to transmit voice
conversations over a data network using the internet protocol
VPN
Virtual Private Network. With VPN an individual can lock into a distant
corporate local area network, server or corporate intranet over the internet
VSAT
Very Small Aperture Terminal. A relatively small satellite antenna, typically
1.5 to 3.0 metres in diameter used for satellite-based point-to-multipoint
data communications applications
VSS
Voluntary Separation Scheme
WAN
Wide Area Network. A public voice or data network that extends beyond the
metropolitan area
WCDMA
Wideband CDMA. A high speed 3G mobile wireless technology that works
by transmitting the input signals in a coded, spread spectrum mode over
a range of frequencies
Wi-Fi
Wireless Fidelity. Wi-Fi runs in the 2.4GHz wireless range at speeds of up
to 11 Mbps
WiMAX
Worldwide Interoperability For Microwave Access
WLL
Wireless Local Loop
Form
I/We
(NAME AS PER NRIC/PASSPORT/CERTIFICATE OF INCORPORATION IN CAPITAL LETTERS)
with (NEW NRIC NO.)
(OLD NRIC NO.)
(PASSPORT NO.)
(COMPANY NO.)
of
(FULL ADDRESS)
being a Member/Members of TELEKOM MALAYSIA BERHAD hereby appoint
(NAME AS PER NRIC/PASSPORT IN CAPITAL LETTERS)
with
(NEW NRIC NO.)
(OLD NRIC NO.)
(PASSPORT NO.)
of
(FULL ADDRESS)
or failing him/her of
(NAME AS PER NRIC/PASSPORT IN CAPITAL LETTERS)
with
(NEW NRIC NO.)
(OLD NRIC NO.)
(PASSPORT NO.)
of
(FULL ADDRESS)
or failing him/her, the Chairman of the Meeting, as my/our proxy/proxies to vote for me/us on my/our behalf at the Twenty-Third Annual
General Meeting of Telekom Malaysia Berhad (128740-P) [Company] to be held at Multi Purpose Hall, Menara TM, Jalan Pantai Baharu,
50672 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Thursday, 17 April 2008 at 10:00 a.m. or at any adjournment thereof.
My/Our proxy/proxies is/are to vote as indicated below:
(Please indicate with an “X” in the appropriate box against each resolution how you wish your proxy to vote. If no instruction is given, this form will be taken to authorise the
proxy to vote at his/her discretion)
Resolutions
For
1.
To receive the Audited Financial Statements and Reports for the financial year
ended 31 December 2007
– Ordinary Resolution 1
2.
Declaration of a final gross dividend of 22 sen per share (less 26% Malaysian
Income Tax)
– Ordinary Resolution 2
3.
Re-election of Datuk Zalekha Hassan pursuant to Article 98(2)
– Ordinary Resolution 3
4.
Re-election of Dato’ Ir Dr Abdul Rahim Daud pursuant to Article 103
– Ordinary Resolution 4
5.
Re-election of YB Datuk Nur Jazlan Tan Sri Mohamed pursuant to Article 103
– Ordinary Resolution 5
6.
Re-election of Dato’ Azman Mokhtar pursuant to Article 103
– Ordinary Resolution 6
7.
Approval of payment of Directors’ fees
– Ordinary Resolution 7
8.
Re-appointment of Messrs. PricewaterhouseCoopers as Auditors of the Company
and to authorise the Directors to fix their remuneration
– Ordinary Resolution 8
9.
Special Business:
(i) Authority under Section 132D of the Companies Act, 1965 for the Directors to
issue shares
– Ordinary Resolution 9
(ii) Proposed Shareholders’ Mandate
– Ordinary Resolution 10
(iii) Proposed Amendments to the Articles of Association
– Special Resolution
Signed this ____________________ day of ________________2008
No. of shares held
CDS* Account No. of
Authorised Nominee
* Applicable to shares held through a nominee account
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Signature(s)/Common Seal of Member(s)
Against
Notes:
1. A Member entitled to attend and vote at the above Meeting is entitled to appoint a proxy to attend and vote in his/her stead. A proxy need not be a Member
of the Company and the provisions of Section 149(1)(b) of the Companies Act, 1965 shall not apply to the Company.
2.
A Member shall not be entitled to appoint more than two (2) proxies to attend and vote at the Meeting provided that where a Member of the Company is an
authorised nominee as defined in accordance with the provisions of the Securities Industry (Central Depositories) Act, 1991, it may appoint at least one (1) proxy
but not more than two (2) proxies in respect of each securities account it holds with ordinary shares in the Company standing to the credit of the said securities
account.
3.
Where a Member appoints two (2) proxies, the appointments shall be invalid unless the proportion of the holding to be represented by each proxy is specified.
4.
This instrument appointing a proxy shall be in writing under the hand of the appointer or his attorney duly appointed under a power of attorney or if such
appointer is a corporation, either under its common seal or under the hand of an officer or attorney duly appointed under a power of attorney. If this Proxy
Form is signed under the hand of an officer duly authorised, it should be accompanied by a statement reading “signed as authorised officer under an
Authorisation Document which is still in force, no notice of revocation have been received”. If this Proxy Form is signed under the attorney duly appointed under
a power of attorney, it should be accompanied by a statement reading “signed under a Power of Attorney which is still in force, no notice of revocation have
been received”. A copy of the Authorisation Document or the Power of Attorney, which should be valid in accordance with the laws of the jurisdiction in which
it was created and is exercised, should be enclosed with this Proxy Form.
5.
A corporation which is a Member, may by resolution of its Directors or other governing body authorise such person as it thinks fit to act as its representative
at the Meeting, in accordance with Article 92 of the Company’s Articles of Association.
6.
This instrument appointing the proxy together with the duly registered power of attorney referred to in Note 4 above, if any, must be deposited at the office of
the Share Registrars, Tenaga Koperat Sdn Bhd, G-01 Ground Floor, Plaza Permata, Jalan Kampar, Off Jalan Tun Razak, 50400 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia not
less than 48 hours before the time appointed for holding the Meeting or any adjournment thereof, or, in the case of a poll, not less than 24 hours before the
time appointed for the taking of the poll.
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STAMP
THE SHARE REGISTRARS
TENAGA KOPERAT SDN BHD
G-01 Ground Floor, Plaza Permata
Jalan Kampar, Off Jalan Tun Razak
50400 Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia
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